Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2022

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Eric Hougan

Second Committee Member

Breanne Devlin

Third Committee Member

Osman Alawiye


Student and teacher perceptions of both traditional grading and standards-based grading were studied. One class period of 11 students participated in 3 weeks of traditional grading and 3 weeks of standards—based grading. As the teacher, I documented and categorized my observations of student achievement and independence during the labs. Following the final week of standards—based grading, students provided their perceptions through a questionnaire. Results showed support for the use of standards—based grading from both the student and teacher perspectives.