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SBG Posters – What Does My Quiz Score Mean?

Today I want to share a set of new SBG Posters I created.

This year, I have decided to switch from my A/B/Not Yet SBG scale to a 1-4 SBG scale.  When I tweeted about stopping A/B/Not Yet, I got several questions about why I was making this decision.  I absolutely loved the A/B/Not Yet system.  But, it was so hard to get students and parents to wrap their mind around my intentions.  Students would describe the system to their parents, and then I would hear parents describe the system back to me.  What I would hear would not even be remotely close to how the system actually worked.

A/B/Not Yet was actually based on a 1-4 SBG scale.  “A” was equivalent to a 4.  “B” was equivalent to a 3 or 3.5.  “Not Yet” was equivalent to a 1 or 2.  I thought that by renaming it “A/B/Not Yet” would help students who have never been exposed to SBG understand it.  But, I think use of “A” and “B” might have just confused the matter.

So, here’s my new grading scale.  Thanks goes to my husband for coming up with the descriptors.  I edited my “What should my answer look like?” posters to make SBG posters.  

SBG Posters - What does my quiz score mean - Standards Based Grading

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The fonts are Wellfleet and Caviar Dreams.

Want more posters to decorate your classroom? Check out my posters page!


Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Oh this grading system is really unique to get on. Usually the 1s and 2s will create problems. But new things give a new energetic excitement to do the work. Your adshel poster is also looking good enough. Make the changes.


Thursday 17th of May 2018

Thanks for sharing this article and I appreciate you for doing it. Posters are used in every events and I used handmade posters in my university events. But For large billboard, Adshel posters in Darwin are widely used which is printed with colorful design.


Monday 14th of August 2017

Did this work better for you? Did you still require retakes for 1&2?

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

It did! I don't require retakes for 1s and 2s, but I strongly suggest it to students since they are failing grades.


Friday 9th of September 2016

I love this and am looking forward to using this in my classes! ( I did edit it to fit my needs, and if you want a copy of that, I can email it to you.) Do you have this made into a notebook insert that students can put in their notebooks to remind them what their quiz grades mean?

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 15th of October 2016

My husband made one, but he hasn't blogged about it yet.


Saturday 27th of August 2016

So simple I love it. I always use 3.5 but never had it officially listed. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 15th of October 2016

You're welcome!

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