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February 7, 2022

Fifty-five percent of High School students said standards-based learning has changed how they approach their schoolwork, according to the same survey. 

Linton said standards-based learning has impacted his learning habits.

“I definitely study differently,” he said. “Like for math, it’s just about the content, whereas for U.S. history, I have to worry about not only the content knowledge, not only knowing the material, but how well can I write an essay, how well can I use evidence, analysis and I have to check the rubric and compare my answers.”

Jaworski said one way the school measures the results of implementing standards-based learning is through feedback from teachers.  

To be able to see learning change and the conversations that students are having with their teachers change around learning, that’s how we measure our success.”

— Assistant Principal Natalie Jaworski

“To be able to see learning change and the conversations that students are having with their teachers change around learning, that’s how we measure our success,” she said. 

Furthermore, Donovan said the school surveyed students about their experiences with standards-based learning in social studies and world language.

Through a quantitative lens, Jaworski said the school also uses data to understand the impact of standards-based learning. 

“We haven’t seen any, so far, we have not seen any impact on like, what some would call grade inflation – like more kids getting A’s – from using these systems,” she said. “And we’ve looked at that data each year.”

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