In searching for ways that technology can support Standards Based Grading and student ownership, I discovered a blog post by Angela Watson discussing Kiddom online. Kiddom is a Learning Management System that supports Standards-Based Grading for teachers in grades K-12 and is free for teachers and students. Dozens of standards are available including state-specific standards, Common Core standards, the ISTE standards, Next Generation Science standards, and even Social Emotional Learning standards.
Much like Google Classroom or Schoology, Kiddom serves as an online grade book and classroom. Unlike other LMS systems, Kiddom heavily emphasizes data and makes it easily accessible (and understandable) for teachers, students, and parents alike.
The data available to teachers gives an overview of where individual students and the class as a whole are at in terms of meeting set goals and overall standards. You can see some examples of that data on the page ‘What Insights Do My Reports Offer?’
Using that data to inform instruction, assignments can be given to specific students based on their level of mastery. This is ideal for providing either extensions, extra practice, or remediation based on student need.
Kiddom has the potential to be a real game-changer of an LMS. For a detailed look at the platform and ways it supports individualized learning and differentiation, please see my post using the link below.