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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

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Solutions for Standards-Based Grading Workshop

San Francisco, California | November 5–6, 2019

Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it’s a revolution of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices that, for leaders, are the most transformational initiative they lead. In this training, we will walk teams of leaders and teachers through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the rationale and process for prioritizing standards.
  • Discover the what, why, and how of proficiency scale development.
  • Investigate how to create, refine, or be a consumer of quality classroom-based assessments.
  • Explore ways to figure meaningful grades.
  • Examine approaches for grading exceptional learners.
  • Discuss practical considerations for leading this transformational work at your school or district.
  • Connect standards-based grading to the bigger picture of school reform.

Hear from our attendees

This workshop supported decisions that we have already made. It provided a process for ‘our missing link’ (proficiency scales) as we move to standards-based grading.
— Lisa DeLacey, Title I reading specialist, Parker-Varney Elementary, New Hampshire
As an ELA teacher, priority standards have eluded me. I finally understand them. I’m excited to create proficiency scales with my students.
— Melanie Weitz, eighth-grade ELA teacher, McKeel Academy of Technology, Florida
Excellent workshop taught right. Amazing content that can absolutely revolutionize my teaching, school, and district.
— Nic Von Hoene, teacher, Smith Middle School, North Carolina
The most valuable aspect of the workshop was breaking it down and helping me understand how to take what I already do, how to teach what I teach, and adjust it to help my students grow. Priority standards and proficiency scales are AWESOME!
— Emily Backes, teacher, South McKeel Academy, Florida

Additional Information

Product Code: WSL157

  • Jan K. Hoegh

    Jan K. Hoegh has been a classroom teacher, building-level leader, professional development specialist, assistant high school principal, and curriculum coordinator.

Presenters are subject to change.


Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Gold Rush Ballroom
1500 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Accommodations

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Marzano Research. Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Primary Hotel

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $264 per night
Deadline: November 15, 2019, or until group rate is sold out

Parking Information: $30 Overnight

Cancellations and Substitutions

All cancellations and substitutions must be in submitted in writing via fax (812.336.7790) or email

  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to the event require a $75 processing fee per person.
  • Cancellations between 10 and 90 days prior to the event require half the registration fee.
  • Cancellations less than 10 days prior to the event will receive no refund.

Included with your registration:

Day One:

8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45 a.m. Overview of Personalized Competency-Based Education
Defining PCBE and discussing the “why” for changing the traditional system
What Content Will Be Addressed?
Guaranteed and viable through proficiency scales
Cognitive and metacognitive skills
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:30 a.m. How Will the Learning Environment Support Student Agency?
Vision, behavioral expectations goal setting
Standard operating procedures
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH (on your own)
1:00-2:30 p.m. How Will the Learning Environment Support Student Agency?
Incorporating student voice and choice
How Will Instruction Support Student Learning?
Compare and contract traditional instruction to PCBE
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4:00 p.m. How Will Instruction Support Student Learning?
Personal tracking matrices and how planning can be changed

Day Two:

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:45 a.m. How Will Teachers Measure Student Proficiency?
PCBE addresses issues with traditional assessments
Multiple types of assessments to engage students
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:30 a.m. How will Scheduling Accommodate Student Learning?
Initial student data
Tweaking the traditional schedule
Going beyond the traditional schedule
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m LUNCH (on your own)
1:00-2:30 p.m. How Will Reporting Facilitate Student Learning?
Standards-referenced reports
Standards-based reports
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4:00 p.m. How Do Schools and Districts Transition to a PCBE System?
Different approaches to transitioning to PCBE

Schedule is subject to change.