I know that there are many who are questioning whether or not to make the jump to standards based grading for whatever reason. But the more I think about my own children's education, the more I realize that anything else is crap. My wife and I are probably going to homeschool our boys next year and you know what our main question is? What do we want them to learn?
Due dates? Nope.
Packets? Heck no!
Homework? That'd be kinda redundant.
Finish when you finish. Learn when you learn.
Sure, in our classrooms, we have to teach things because we have deadlines imposed upon us and we have to work within them. Kids' learning doesn't give a rip about our deadlines.
So when you decide how you're going to do it next year ask yourself this question:
How would you want your own kids to be taught?