Understanding Skyward Scores
A solid understanding of how grading occurs at St. Anthony Middle School (SAMS) is essential to our work. We want parents to be able to quickly and easily discern what each mark means to their student's learning.
Provided here is a guide to understanding proficiency-based grading at SAMS. We look forward to nurturing your student's brilliance in our transformational learning environment.
Essential Standard Scores
Each course has a set of standards that describe the big learning goals. Students receive scores on these standards through their performance on summative assessments (i.e. end-of-unit tests, projects, presentations, essays):
Formative Practice and Work Scores
Soft Skill Scores
Teachers will update scores mid-semester and at the end of a semester on how often students demonstrate different non-academic skills (i.e. leadership, collaboration) in each class.
Students receive grades for each semester. Their report cards are available for viewing on Skyward a week after the end of the semester. Students do not receive an overall course grade, but rather a mark indicating their proficiency level for each essential standard and soft skill.