- Point penalties for late work, academic dishonesty, or attendance
- Extra credit points for things unrelated to standards
- Assigning group scores when students engage in cooperative learning
- Curving class scores or grades
- Averaging student scores
- Assigning zeros to student work
Traditional grading methods/practices often lump behavior and study/life skills in with academics by taking points off of assignments, or marking student work down. Standards-Based Grading allows us to emphasize behavior and study/life skills more, since they are reported and measured separately. It will allow parents to be able to see specifically if their child needs help with an academic concept or if he or she struggles for example with organization and has trouble turning in work on time.