Camas middle schools use Standards-Based Grading to monitor our students’ comprehension of lessons taught throughout the year.  The Washington State Office of  Superintendent of Public Instruction has set learning standards to be taught in each subject at each grade level.  As our teachers present the standard through class lessons, students are graded on their understanding of the standard.  These standards will be labeled LO (Learning Opportunity) or AE (Assessed Event) in our new web-based tracking portal, Jumprope.

Four learning goals provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in Washington state:

  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
  2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
  3. Think analytically, logically and creatively, to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.