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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

Centennial, Colorado | October 2–3, 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: WSL145

  • Jeff Flygare

    Jeff Flygare has served as a classroom teacher, professional development presenter, and English language arts specialist. He led the movement to a standards-based education for Academy School District 20 in Colorado.

Presenters are subject to change.


Marzano Resources Training Center
12577 E Caley Ave
Centennial, CO 80111

Hotel Accommodations

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Marzano Resources. Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Primary Hotel

Hyatt House Denver Tech Center
9280 E Costilla Ave
Englewood, CO 80112

Discounted Rate: (single) $159 (double) $179 per night
Deadline: September 9, 2019, or until group rate is sold out

Parking Information: Hotel parking is complimentary. Shuttle service will be provided between the Hyatt House Denver Tech Center and Marzano Resources Training Center.

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