What is Standards-Referenced Grading (SRG)?
In education, the term standards referenced refers to instructional approaches that are aligned to learning standards, i.e., written descriptions of what students are expected to know and be able to do at a specific stage of their education. In other words, standards referenced refers to the use of learning standards to guide what gets taught and assessed in schools.
What are the advantages of SRG?
Improved communication and additional feedback for parents, students and teachers--parents and students will see areas of academic strength and weaknesses in the grade book rather than seeing a test score or homework assignment and wondering what the next steps might be. Teachers will know which standards they need to reteach. Students will know which standards for which they need additional learning opportunities and/or practice.