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New Grading Practices

Link here to see the Guiding Beliefs, an explanation of Grade Level Expectations, a sample of the generic Proficiency Level Descriptors and an explanation of what those proficiencies mean. 


Grading Practices

Douglas County Assessment Information
Link here for Douglas County's Grading Practices document.  This outlines how grades and proficiencies are determined in a standards based classroom.

Please also go to my Document page for GVCs World Class Outcomes and 4C rubrics.  Also you will find our Writing rubric.



All students at Sand Creek are screened at the beginning of each year using the DRA2.  The DRA2 is used as a progress monitoring tool periodically for our students with ILPs and primary students.  All primary students  and ILP students are reevaluated at the end of the year, and their independent reading levels are determined before they move on to the next grade.  

Overview of the Developmental Reading Assessment

  • determines a reader's independent assessment reading level
  • facilitates the effective grouping of students for reading experiences and instruction
  • supports a literature based, constructivist literacy program
  • provides immediate information for instructional decision making; confirms or redirects ongoing instruction
  • documents changes over time in reading performance
  • may be used easily in the classroom
  • is developmentally appropriate for Grade K to Gr. 5 students (K-3 Kit for Primary students, and Gr. 4-8 for middle and upper elementary students)
  • is a reliable and valid assessment that meets the state's standards
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