As a parent or student, you might be wondering what the mastery-based grading system is, how it's implemented in School Loop and the way grades are determined.
Mastery-based grading measures learning on a four-point scale. The four points measure the degree to which the learning objective was met. Students will receive 1-4 grades on assignments and for their quarter or semester grades. An example would be:
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Teachers will grade all types of work (homework, assignments, exams) using this scale and this will result in the average of the student. Students would receive a rubric for a task from their teacher showing them the expectation to exceed, meet and approach standards on the assignment. Depending on the scale the school is using, there could be a letter grade associated with each point from 1 to 4 which will appear in the progress report.
To understand the progress report please refer to the following article Mastery Progress Reports (Students and Parents)