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Leading Standards-Based Learning Workshop

Naperville, Illinois | March 15–16, 2023
  • Marzano Resources is closely following updates about new or updated COVID-19 guidance from local and state officials related to events and public health. We have proactively taken steps to promote the health and safety of our attendees, associates, and staff.

Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. For leaders, it’s their most transformational initiative and a revolution of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices. School leaders will experience a thoughtful and practical implementation process for each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the rationale and process for prioritizing standards.
  • Understand the what, why, and how of proficiency scale development.
  • Learn how to create, refine, or be a consumer of quality classroom-based assessments.
  • Explore ways to determine meaningful grades.
  • Examine practical considerations for leading this transformational work in your school or district.

Learn from leading experts

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 15th

8:00–8:45 a.m.

Introductions and overview of the session
Session outcomes, logistics of training, opening activity

8:45–9:45 a.m.

Initial First Steps:
-Prioritizing standards
-Proficiency Scales

9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Continue Initial First Steps:
-Proficiency Scales
-Implementation and Communication Plans
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00–2:15 p.m. Next Steps:
-Aligning Instruction and Assessment
2:15–2:30 p.m. Break
2:30–3:45 p.m. Continue Next Steps:
-Aligning Instruction and Assessment
3:45–4:00 p.m. Closing activity

Thursday, March 16th

8:00–8:30 a.m. Review of session outcomes, logistics of training, review of content from previous day

8:30–9:45 a.m.

Grading and Reporting Practices

9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Continue Grading and Reporting Practices
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00–2:15 p.m. The Importance of Collaboration in a Standards-Based Learning Environment
2:15–2:30 p.m. Break
2:30–3:45 p.m. Successful Implementation and Effective Monitoring of Standards-Based Learningt
3:45–4:00 p.m. Closing activity

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Complimentary

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Marzano Resources. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago/Naperville

1832 Abiter Court
Naperville, IL 60563

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $189/night
Deadline: February 10, 2023


Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago/Naperville

1832 Abiter Court

Naperville, Illinois

Additional Information

Product code: WSL270

Cancellations and Substitutions

All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing via fax (812.336.7790) or email ([email protected]).

  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to the event require a $75 processing fee per person.
  • Cancellations between 10 and 90 days prior to the event require half the registration fee.
  • Cancellations less than 10 days prior to the event will receive no refund.

Included with your registration

Leading Standards-Based Learning

Leading Standards-Based Learning

Standards-based learning is a great step forward for schools, but it must be implemented correctly to ensure the best educational experience possible. In this comprehensive implementation guide, the authors outline a research-backed, five-phase plan for leading the transition to a standards-based grading system.

Event Notebook

Event Notebook

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Marzano Resources is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.