I compared them equating an "A" or "B" as Level 3-4, "C" as Level 2, and "D" or "F" as Level 1. Here is the comparison:
I was surprised by how much the two forms of assessment have in common.
One of the reasons that I decided to try SBG this year was that I knew it was confusing to parents to see their child do poorly on an assessment such as the Discovery Education Test or our state test (ISAT) only to be receiving a "B" in my class. Artificially inflated grades due to homework completion was the reason for the discrepancy. I think my new way of grading gives parents more accurate feedback on how their child is doing related to the 8th grade standards.