What is EBR?
Our mission at MVCSD is to help our students foster growth and confidence as learners and people in society.
As our students progress through the MVCSD, we want all our students to exit our school system “college and/or career ready.” We aim to prepare them, to the best of our abilities, to be successful in the real world – be that college, the work force, military, etc. To help deliver on that belief, we know that students need to:
be complex communicators
develop self-efficacy (belief in one’s ability to succeed or accomplish a task)
develop critical innovation skills
At MVMS and MVHS, we believe that Evidence-Based Reporting will help us develop those skills within all our students.
What is EBR?
Evidence Based Reporting measures a student’s mastery of the essential standards and targets for a class, or how well a student understands the material in class.
The goal of an evidence-based approach is to provide the teacher, student, and parent as accurate a picture as possible of the student’s learning and to encourage a dialogue about how the student can master the material for the class.
The purpose of Evidence-Based Reporting is to ensure that a student’s grade is reflective of his or her learning based on our courses’ learning expectations.
EBR uses proficiency scales (and not points) to collect accurate evidence of student performance and academic growth. Since no points are used, students can then reflect on and grow their knowledge and skills throughout the semester. At the end of the semester, the teacher reviews the evidence presented by each student, in each target, and converts said evidence into a traditional letter grade. In this model student learning is determined, not by points nor by weights, but what it should be…by a professional interpretation of evidence.