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History of Standards-Based Learning in the Beaverton School District

2004-2005:

  • The School Board challenges middle schools to become more rigorous and schools ask the question, "What is the standard(s) we expect?"

2005-2006:

  • Middle schools begin investigatin best practices

2006-2007:

  • Middle schools agree on several reform efforts, including:
  • Learning Targets
  • Best assessment practices

2007-2008:

  • Standards-based professional development for teachers begins
  • Middle school teachers begin developing school specific learning targets

2008-2009:

  • Middle school teachers establish teams to develop consistent learning targets and rubrics
  • Middle school teachers begin moderating collections of student work around learning targets

2009-2010:

  • Middle schools ask the School Board to support efforts to establish a standards-based system
  • School Board establishes the K-12 Grading & Reporting Project Team
  • The Grading & Reporting Project Team investigates current practices
  • Middle schools begin reporting student achievement on learning targets
  • Nike begins supporting the implementation of standards-based practices at both the elementary and middle levels through the Nike School Innovation Fund (NSIF)

2010-2011:

  • School Board approves Policy IK recommendations from the Grading & Reporting Project Team
  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • Middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets

2011-2012:

  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams continue work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • Teaching & Learning and Information & Technology Departments begin working with EduPoint to refine the TeacherVue electronic grade book
  • The Report Card Design Team is formed
  • Community forums begin
  • Middle schools propose reporting student achievement on learning targets and not converting this information into a letter grade
  • Nine components of a standards-based learning system presented at all Elementary schools

2012-2013:

  • The TeacherVue electronic grade book is used at Whitford and Cedar Park Middle Schools and Health & Science High School
  • Community forums continue
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets
  • Elementary teachers begin to identify targets, rubrics and assessments to align with new Common Core State Standards
  • Elementary teachers moderate writing collections of evidence across schools and calibrate individual samples

2013-2014:

  • All middle schools and Health & Science High School use the TeacherVue electronic grade book
  • Community forums continue
  • High school teachers volunteer to use TeacherVue as a standards-based reporting grade book
  • High schools agree to a three-year plan for full implementation of standards-based practices in all classes
  • Elementary schools begin using a standards-based report card
  • Elementary teachers complete learning targets and rubrics for all subject areas
  • Elementary teachers collaborate across schools to align math instruction with new targets and practices
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets

2014-15:

  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams continue work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets
  • High school teachers of the following content areas use the Standards-based electronic grade book (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science) showing student progress on each courses learning targets.
  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams continue work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets
  • All high school teachers, with the exception of Dual Credit, AP and IB courses, use the Standards-based electronic grade book
  • High schools begin to use a standards-based report card

2015-16:

  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams continue work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets
  • All high school teachers, with the exception of Dual Credit, AP and IB courses, use the Standards-based electronic grade book
  • High schools begin to use a standards-based report card

 2016-17:

  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams continue work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets
  • All high school teachers, with the exception of Dual Credit courses, use the Standards-based electronic grade book

 2017-18:

  • K-5 and 6-12 teacher teams continue work to refine, align and create learning targets and rubrics
  • All middle school teachers continue moderating student collections of evidence around learning targets
  • All middle schools request to not convert the summary judgments to a letter grade on report cards
  • All high school teachers use the Standards-based electronic grade book