Proficiency Scales for Standards Based Grading
"Proficiency scales articulate learning progressions for each prioritized standard. Learning progressions describe how students' understanding of a topic develops over time...Score 3.0 is simply the prioritized standard, while score 2.0 consists of simpler knowledge and skills that students will need to acquire before they can demonstrate proficiency for the target goal. Score 4.0 indicates taht a student has demonstrated learning, inferences, and in-depth understanding that go beyond the target goal; score 1.0 indicates that with help from the teacher, the student is able to demonstrate partial knowledge of the 2.0 and 3.0 content and score 0.0 indicates that even with help, a student is unable to demonstrate success with any of the content. The half-point scores allow teachers to assign scores at a finder level of detail than can be done with whole-point scores alone" (Heflebower, Hoegh, and Warrick in A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading). The example below can be found, along with other proficiency scales, can be found at marzanoresearch.com.
Proficiency Scale Templates for ELA, Grades 9-10 CCSS
Proficiency Scale Templates for ELA, Grades 11-12 CCSS
Proficiency Scale Templates for ELA, Grade 8 CCSS
Proficiency Scale Templates for ELA, Grade 7 CCSS