Our team and community regularly blog and write about best practices in standards-based teaching and learning.  From time to time we formalize content into free white papers to add to the larger conversation.

May 26, 2016

One of the trickiest aspects of mastery-based grading is the way that scores are calculated in the system. There are pros and cons to each approach, so it’s a matter of finding the proper balance between the philosophical and the practical. JumpRope supports seven different strategies/algorithms, and it’s up to the teacher, school, or district to choose. The most important numbers in JumpRope’s gradebook are t...

March 21, 2016

A framework to evaluate the readiness for and effectiveness of your implementation of JumpRope and standards-based grading. Making the move to mastery requires many moving parts beyond the technical aspects of setting up a gradebook, and we here at JumpRope take seriously those other moving parts. As we like to say, we’re not an ed tech company but a school improvement one. To that end we have created this s...

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