The Solon School District is dedicated to insuring both students and parents are provided clear communication regarding academic achievement and progress towards student learning goals. The district over the course of the last several years has dedicated time and resources to improving this communication by establishing a set of guidelines districtwide that clearly articulates expectations for both teachers and students as they pertain to grading and feedback about academic progress.
Standards-Based Grading is a philosophy that strongly correlates to the use of core academic standards and learning targets and clearly mapping out what students need to know and where they are in their learning progression according to these prioritized essential learning standards.
It is the goal of the district to provide clear guidance and support to both students and parents regarding academic performance by explaining what students have actually learned and where they need to be to reach proficiency. Communicating learning and progress requires more than just a percent correct or letter grade.