The mission of Marshall Public Schools is "to develop the potential of each learner for success in a changing world." One question that school leaders and educators have grappled with is how do we really know if the potential of a child is being fully developed? How do we communicate the skills and standards that a child has met and how do we support students who do not meet the standards and what do we do for students who meet and exceed the standards in our schools? These are questions that a team of educators in the Marshall Public Schools has grappled with during the course of the 2013-14 school year. A solution the team has concentrated on is the concept of a standards-based grading and reporting process that is gaining momentum throughout the United States and Minnesota.