Professional Learning Communities In Action
Professional Learning Communities (PLC) is the process by which the district operates. Every decision the district
makes supports one or more of the PLC four essential questions:
1) What do we want students to learn?
2) How do we know if students learn it?
3) What do we do if students did learn it?
4) What do we do if students didn’t learn it?
of Standards-Based Grading
The purpose of standard- based grading is to improve student
achievement by focusing instruction and the alignment of curriculum with the
essential standards. Standards-based
grading and reporting will provide better communication to students, parents,
teachers and administrators on what each student knows and is able to do
according to the identified standards and separately assess the influence of
positive and consistent work habits on student learning.
Standards-based grading measures the mastery of the learning
objectives, or how well students understand the material in class. It is based on a specific set of standards
that students need to meet for each grade/content level. Marks are not a comparison of one student to
another, but rather a way to measure how well students are doing on
grade-level/course level standards. A
standards based approach allows parents and students to understand more clearly
what is expected of students and how to help them be successful in their