Teaching M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Bergeland, John

Second Reader

Jon Moberg


Standards-based grading has changed how schools have graded its students for the past few years. Under standards-based grading students receive several grades for each benchmark skill that the student displays their knowledge of. This is a huge departure from what I have always known through my own education. For my Master's thesis, I reviewed the recent literature around standards-based grading and other grading experiments. I wanted to see what the effect of the changes have been, and more importantly what advice can be drawn from the recent research literature on the subject. Overall, teachers' and students' experiences with alternative grading philosophies were found to be positive.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis