Another major change from the traditional classroom to the PBL academy is the grading process. At the technical academy students play an active role when it’s time to grade their projects. No longer do they simply have to wait to receive a grade assigned by the teacher. PBL has an intensive grading rubric for every project turned in, with requirements that far exceed the content covered; things like: Reflections, Self-Grading, Standards met, E-Portfolios, etc. More impressive than the added requirements is the fact that the STUDENTS must provide evidence for their work in each of the categories on the rubric to gain their points. Unlike a regular classroom, students must sit down with their teacher in 1-on-1 conversations and justify and validate the grade they believe they earned.