Standards Based Instruction


Following a long period of research and focus groups, Box Elder School District has adopted a standards based grading system. By using a standards based grading and reporting system we are following the results of educational research and best practice. Standards based instruction/grading has the potential to provide a rich array of information on a student's academic progress.

Frequently Asked Questions about standards based instruction

Creating Rubrics

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A rubric is an assessment tool used to measure students' work. It is a scoring guide that seeks to evaluate a student's performance based on the sum of a full range of criteria rather than a single numerical score. A rubric is a working guide for parents, students and teachers

District Rubrics

District Scale

Grade/Subject Rubrics

Kindergarten (Language Arts, Math) 

1st Grade (Language Arts, Math) 

2nd Grade (Language Arts, Math) 

3rd Grade (Language Arts, Math) 

4th Grade (Language Arts, Math, Science) 

5th Grade (Language Arts, Math) 

-- last updated August 11, 2010