Proficiency Scales

Classrooms that are piloting Target Based Grading are using the standards specific proficiency scale similar to the following:

3

Proficient

(You got it!)

Student has demonstrated content proficiency and skill application of the outcomes for the particular target at this point in the school year.

2

Approaching

(Almost got it!)

Student has demonstrated partial proficiency of the expected content/skills in the assessment. Partial development indicates a progress with gaps in understanding or perhaps certain misconceptions.

1

Needs Support

(Not yet!)

Student has demonstrated little or no evidence of content proficiency of outcomes. The student has large gaps in understanding and/or application and is able to show success only with significant adult assistance.

What's coming in the future...

Administration and pilot groups are currently having discussions on how to add a '4' proficiency level to indicate advanced performance.

4

Advanced

Student shows in-depth inferences and applications above the proficiency level.