Grades should have meaning.
Standards-based grading brings a new depth of understanding to grades and places importance on what students learn over how much work students do. Standards-based grading describes student progress in relation to standards, allowing students to recognize both strength and growth areas. A student can demonstrate mastery of a set of standards and move on to a more challenging set of standards.
Kiddom considers learning goals, outcomes, competencies, and objectives universally as
Kiddom’s gradebook is preloaded with national learning standards (e.g. Common Core, NGSS), as well as state-specific learning standards (e.g. TEKS, IDOE).
Kiddom also empowers teachers with the ability to write their own standards. Teachers may write custom standards to enhance a set of national/state standards or if their content area lacks national/state standards. In addition, teachers may add character (or behavioral) traits as custom standards to track socio-emotional growth in tandem with academic growth.