This year, APS will use a standards-based approach to grading and reporting at 11 elementary schools. This new form of reporting will include more detailed information about the knowledge and skills students are learning. Standards-based reporting focuses on what students understand and does not utilize traditional letter grades. Standards-based practices: Align to best practices in teaching and learning; Focus on what students know and can do; Provide specific information on progress; and Involve students. Watch this video to learn more.