Monthly Archives: June 2014


TL;DR – I teach freshmen, who have just come from a middle school with a poor implementation of SBG. I would like to implement a good SBG system in my Algebra 1 class, but I don’t know if I can overcome the years of bad habits their middle school has instilled.

As I believe I have discussed earlier, I did a lot of reading last summer about Standards-Based Grading. Seriously – a lot. I carefully considered all of the implications of the grading philosophy, and decided I wanted to move toward implementing a form of SBG in my classroom over the next few years. (Not my first year, necessarily, for a variety of reasons.) I did decide that I would allow re-takes of tests this year, and that would be my first step. Continue reading