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Standards Based Grading & Converting to a Single Letter Grade…a better way

March 1, 2017
8:00am PST (UTC/GMT -8 hours)

45 minutes + 15 for Q&A

How can teachers effectively calculate standard scores? How do teachers convert standards-based scores into a single representative letter grade when we know that averaging can hide a student’s true knowledge and understanding? Join us as Darby Meade and David Midkiff from Vancouver iTECH Preparatory share how their school has made the shift to what they call the “G.A.U.G.E. system” (Grading for Academic Understanding Grit & Excellence).

Your Presenters

Darby Meade is the Principal of Vancouver iTech Preparatory. Darby has been able to experience the growth of Vancouver iTech Preparatory as a teacher, Dean of Student, Associate Principal and Principal. He has also taught and been an administrator at comprehensive high schools in the Vancouver Public Schools system.


David Midkiff is an educator and writer currently living in the Portland Metro Area.  He teaches middle school and high school students in a variety of humanities topics ranging from English language arts and psychology to state history and philosophy.

Gil Luna is a K-12 educator who works for Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver Washington.  To foster curiosity and creative problem solving, Gil is passionate about providing STEM experiences to elementary students.  When Gil is not working with students he enjoys traveling the coast with his wife, son, and two dogs.

Who should attend?

Teachers and school leaders interested in learning about how schools are embracing standards based grading.

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