Parent Resource Sheet
• Standards are final learning goals or
outcomes. Standards can be found in the
Curriculum Now database on FCPS.org (Click on
Curriculum Now under the Academics tab on the
main page) and focus on National and State College and Career Readiness
• In standards-based grading, students receive a grade for each standard or set of related standards.
• If you have questions about a specific grade or the grading practices in a class, contact the teacher for that class.
Resources for Parents
Standards Based Grading Overview
Why should a parent be excited about Standards-Based grading?
Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading
(This article was written for educators but it is still useful for parents to see reasons for shifting to standards-based grading.