Select teachers have volunteered to pilot Standards-Based Grading this year, including the use of Synergy’s Standards-Based grade book.

All student work is evaluated on this 1-4 scale. Teacher teams will develop rubrics to define for students what each level looks like in their content area or for a specific assignment. 

All student work receives one of these scores – no half points, and no zeros.

All student work falls under one of the 4-6 course Domains. Once there is more than one score in a particular domain, Synergy will calculate a Summary Judgment for that domain. Teachers select from three choices for their aggregation methods: Power Law, Mean, or Median.

To determine a student’s overall grade in a course at any given time, this matrix is applied. Note that this only applies to the summary judgment scores. For example, a student could have scores of 1s or 2s on individual assignments, and still have a course grade of “A” if their Summary Judgments fit the qualifications for that grade.