Are you being asked to use Standards Based Grading?  Many schools are shifting to using this approach to assessment and report cards, but as so often happens, there is little shared about how to implement this in the arts.  When looking at the systems that accompany Standards Based Grading, it can be so easy to be overwhelmed.  After all, who has time to set up grade books, rubrics, and topic maps for each standard for hundreds of students?  Yet this is the reality for arts educators who regularly see 400+ students every week.

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 11.20.36 AM

That’s why we held our live workshop on Standards Based Grading in the Arts on January 21st, 2015 as part of our free Master/Class series.  If you missed it, you can view the entire presentation right here:

In this video, we cover:

  • What IS Standards Based Grading?
  • The implications of this approach in the arts classroom
  • Sample topic outlines and rubrics using arts class examples
  • How to connect this approach to Student Growth Objectives
  • Ways to use Standards Based Grading to empower your students to own their learning


As with all of our Master/Class sessions, if you find the information helpful and want to use the templates and rubrics in your own classroom, you can purchase the resource guide for just $15.


And don’t forget to check out our assessment for makers online class.  You can sign up at any time and you’ll receive a certificate of professional development hours for attending.  Let’s learn and grow together!