Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Standards Based Grading - Maple Grove, MN Patch

It's often very difficult to know from a news story what's going on in a school district. In this district, teachers are rallying against standards based grading, and the article doesn't explicitly say why. I get the sense that SBG here might have been implemented as a top-down mandate, which is rarely an effective educational policy strategy. I also sense that some of the protesting teachers might have interpretations of SBG that are different from mine, and they haven't gotten to see how it might be worth the effort in their classrooms.