As the end of each grading period nears, students begin to say, “Mr.P., what can I do to raise my grade? Can I do extra credit?” I always say no, but they still ask. This year with Standards Based Grading, I will be ready with the right answer. “What skills haven’t you mastered, and what can we do for you to understand it?” I can then point them to The Wall of Remediation, and tell them to a take a worksheet, look at their notes, look online, and see what they can do. Then let’s have a conversation about what you understand and what you don’t, and let’s learn this together.