Standards-Based Grading in a traditional percent-based system?

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  1. TrademarkTer

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    This seems contradictory to me. In my opinion "daily work" is not a good indicator of mastery. "Daily work" is progressing and improving. Mastery is demonstrated on the tests, projects, and essays, yet they only weight this at 50%?
     
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    2ndTime I also work in a place where percentages are important in a high school but done well mastery grading is in my opinion as (if not more) accurate than the way we have traditionally graded in percentages.
     
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    To me, the 4-Point scale for grading individual questions makes it a lot easier, provided I have a rubric already in mind for what meets E, P, and I criteria for each question. It shifts my mindset from, “For what mistakes will the student lose points?” to, “What evidence will the student demonstrate to prove mastery of the concept?” In the end, though, the 4’s are just glorified point values, so the student still ends up with a traditional percentage correct out of the total.
     

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