Evidence-based grading aims to ensure a student's grade truly reflects their learning. We at the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center believe that Evidence-Based Grading provides endurance, leverage, and readiness for our students to be employable. Our center acknowledges business and industry desires for employees to be self-directed, accountable, and reliable. Evidence-based grading inherently satisfies these needs.
Through a trauma-informed lens, one of our three focus areas is Evidence-Based Grading. We value learning from our mistakes through a relational, conversational, and clear environment. We also value our learners to have relevant, hands-on experiences with continuous practice and feedback loops, inclusive of their instructors and peers.
The Evidence-Based Grading system provides an environment that promotes personal ownership of a student's learning and growth. Evidence-based grading is an evaluation method that measures a student's proficiency in each identified Essential Competency Area for the course. An Essential Competency Area is a set of related knowledge, skills, and behaviors that allow an individual to perform effectively.