There is so much I could write here on Standards Based Grading. I implemented SBG into my classroom 2 years ago. I’ve never regreted the decision. SBG represents a turning point in my career both personally and professionally. If you are considering SBG I would encourage you to research it and talk to others who have successfully practiced it. I highly recommend you head over to Shawn Cornally’s blog and read everything he has written on SBG. I consider him a guru on the topic. Anything I say on the topic would be a poor attempt to recreate what he has already done.