RPG Grading

RPG Grading

Thanks to Sasha-Arctic on DeviantArt for the stat tracker artwork.

I am taking a break from my regularly scheduled blogging about my Jazz and Popular Arranging class to discuss something that came up in a conversation with a colleague—RPG grading. In Ankeny, our fifth grade band directors used Band Karate (example from Olathe Public Schools) as an extrinsic motivator for student practice. Our 6–12 Vertical PLC discussed several different ways of trying to replicate that system in a different form, but we ultimately never decided on anything before I moved to Virginia. A few days ago, my colleague, Nick Covington, and I were discussing proficiency scales when this concept of RPG Grading came up again. Here is a synopsis of our conversation that occurred via Twitter DMs:

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