Standards-Based Grading: Assessment and Reporting In The 21st Century

09:00 - 15:30

Exact dates to be confirmed

Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok Marriott Executive Apartments

Bangkok, Thailand


This workshop has been postponed due to travel and health uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus.  The new dates will be confirmed soon.  

Baht 22,400 per participant​




Group of 3 or more  

Baht 20,000 per participant

Target Audience

K-12 teachers and administrators

Learning Intentions

Participants will:

  • Gain a common understanding of the principles of standards-based grading

  • Gain a deeper understanding of strategies and tools that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of standards-based grading

  • Learn how to apply such strategies in their classrooms

  • Find reasonable, accessible and sustainable solutions for their questions/hurdles with standards-based grading implementation

Success Criteria

At the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the why, what, and how of standards-based grading.

  • Return to their classrooms with a variety of high-impact strategies proven to increase teacher and student understanding and effective implementation of standards-based grading.

  • Have applied their learning to create and/or amend assessments and lessons to better align with the principles of standards-based grading.



Day 1

Session 1: The why and the what of Standards-Based Grading including the basic principles

Session 2: Steps 1 - 2 of the student-driven differentiation roadmap (determine learning intentions and success criteria, hook students)

Session 3: Steps 3 - 4 student-driven differentiation roadmap (formative assessment, instructional strategies including cooperative learning, direct instruction, and other grouping strategies)

Day 2

Session 1: Steps 5 - 6 student-driven differentiation roadmap (student goal setting, including student voice, differentiation)

Session 2: Steps 7 - 8 student-driven differentiation roadmap (teacher and student progress monitoring toward goals)

Session 3: Tying it all together and trying it out (participants will have an opportunity to try out strategies with a mock classroom of students)

Mindset Shift

The traditional A-F/100-point grading system has been in place since the early twentieth century. This means all parents and grandparents of students currently in kindergarten through 12th grade, plus the vast majority of today’s teachers experienced school with a traditional grading system. But, research and instructional practice show us that this grading system does not encourage student learning and does not accurately report student progress.


Shifting to standards-based reporting is a difficult change but one that is vital to our students’ success. This keynote presentation and workshop will inspire your staff to embrace their hesitations and offer participants tangible, applicable support to make the shift to standards-based learning successful for teachers, students, administrators and parents. Topics covered include: student-driven differentiation, goal-setting, feedback, student ownership of learning, flexible pacing, flexible grouping and more.

Course Leader

Lisa Westman is a writer, speaker, and consultant who works with school systems internationally to implement student-driven differentiation, standards-based grading, and instructional-coaching programs. She has over 16 years of experience as an instructional coach specializing in differentiation, and as a teacher of gifted education, English Language Arts, and social studies. She is the author of Student-Driven Differentiation: 8 Steps to Harmonize Learning in the Classroom (Corwin) and is a frequent opinion contributor for publications including Education Week, Education Week Teacher, and edutopia.