Chris Bartlo on: Using a Proficiency Grading System
“I want to give [students] lots of opportunities to complete work, get feedback on that work, re-submit that work until they demonstrate proficiency.” – Chris Bartlo

Chris Bartlo

School: Wilson High School

Type of School: Public - District

Location: Portland, OR

School Population: 1,227

Demographic: 24% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 21%
Using a Proficiency Grading System
  1. Think about proficiency as the skills that merit a C grade.
  2. Make 70% of the work proficiency and 30% mastery.
  3. Align your standards with your school’s schedule.
  4. Get students and parents on board at the beginning of the year.