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About Standards-Based Grading

Academics and Standards-Based Grading:
It is our mission at Bellows Falls Middle School to ensure that all students are supported to reach academic success
and are actively engaged in challenging curriculum. To this end, we promote high expectations and rigorous academic standards based on the Common Core State Standards and Vermont Content Area Graduation Proficiencies & Performance Indicators.
Standards-Based Grading:
A standards-based grading system is used to identify what a student knows or is able to do, in relation to pre-
established learning targets. A standards-based environment provides an accurate reporting of a student’s learning
achievement and progression. Throughout the year, parents and guardians will receive information about student
academic performance.