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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop



Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

Elmwood Park, Illinois | September 24–25, 2019

Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it’s a revolution of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices that, for leaders, are the most transformational initiative they lead. In this training, we will walk teams of leaders and teachers through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the rationale and process for prioritizing standards.
  • Discover the what, why, and how of proficiency scale development.
  • Investigate how to create, refine, or be a consumer of quality classroom-based assessments.
  • Explore ways to figure meaningful grades.
  • Examine approaches for grading exceptional learners.
  • Discuss practical considerations for leading this transformational work at your school or district.
  • Connect standards-based grading to the bigger picture of school reform.

Hear from our attendees

This workshop supported decisions that we have already made. It provided a process for ‘our missing link’ (proficiency scales) as we move to standards-based grading.
— Lisa DeLacey, Title I reading specialist, Parker-Varney Elementary, New Hampshire
As an ELA teacher, priority standards have eluded me. I finally understand them. I’m excited to create proficiency scales with my students.
— Melanie Weitz, eighth-grade ELA teacher, McKeel Academy of Technology, Florida
Excellent workshop taught right. Amazing content that can absolutely revolutionize my teaching, school, and district.
— Nic Von Hoene, teacher, Smith Middle School, North Carolina
The most valuable aspect of the workshop was breaking it down and helping me understand how to take what I already do, how to teach what I teach, and adjust it to help my students grow. Priority standards and proficiency scales are AWESOME!
— Emily Backes, teacher, South McKeel Academy, Florida

Additional Information

Product Code: WSL142

  • Jan K. Hoegh

    Jan K. Hoegh has been a classroom teacher, building-level leader, professional development specialist, assistant high school principal, and curriculum coordinator.

Presenters are subject to change.


Elmwood Park High School
8201 W. Fullerton Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Hotel Accommodations

Suggested Hotel

Hampton Inn Chicago-O'Hare International Airport
3939 N. Mannheim Rd.
Schiller Park, Illinois 60176

Online reservations

Cancellations and Substitutions

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

  • 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:

Day One:

8:00–8:30 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m.Welcome/Introductions
9:00–10:00 a.m.Structures and process audit—review of sample four-year plan
10:00–10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Processes and structures for prioritizing standards
12:00–1:00 p.m.LUNCH (provided)
1:00–3:00 p.m.Actions for developing and reviewing proficiency scales
3:00–3:15 p.m.BREAK
3:15–3:45 p.m.Procedures for leading the creation, refinement, and review of quality assessments
3:45–4:00 p.m.Closing

Day Two:

8:00–8:30 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m.Welcome/Review of key Day 1 concepts
9:00–10:00 a.m.Figuring grades for consistency and coherence
10:00–10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Grading exceptional students
12:00–12:45 p.m.LUNCH (provided)
12:45–2:00 p.m.Leading the transformational change (communication, planning, implementation)
2:00–2:15 p.m.BREAK
2:15–3:00 p.m.Connecting SBG to the bigger picture of school reform
3:00–3:15 p.m.Closing