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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

Tampa, Florida | October 15–16, 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: WSL150

  • Bev Clemens

    Bev Clemens, PhD, is an experienced educational leader who has worked in large suburban districts and in smaller urban districts with diverse student populations. In addition to her work with Marzano Resources, Dr. Clemens works with a small nonprofit organization focused on developing leadership skills in school leaders who are working to transform schools to meet the needs of all students.

Presenters are subject to change.


AC Hotel Tampa Airport
4020 West Boy Scout Blvd
Tampa, FL

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

AC Hotel Tampa Airport
4020 West Boy Scout Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $179 per night
Deadline: September 23, 2019, or until group rate is sold out

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

7:30–8:00 a.m.
8:00–8:30 a.m.
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Structures and process audit—review of sample four-year plan
9:30–9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Processes and structures for prioritizing standards
11:30–1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (On your own)
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Actions for developing and reviewing proficiency scales
3:00–3:15 p.m.
3:15–3:45 p.m.
Procedures for leading the creation, refinement, and review of quality assessments
3:45–4:00 p.m.

Day Two

7:30–8:00 a.m.
8:00–8:30 a.m.
Welcome/Review of key Day 1 concepts
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Figuring grades for consistency and coherence
9:30–9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Grading exceptional students
11:30–1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)
1:00–2:15 p.m.
Leading the transformational change (communication, planning, implementation)
2:15–2:30 p.m.
2:30–3:15 p.m.
Connecting SBG to the bigger picture of school reform
3:15–3:30 p.m.