Monday, June 30, 2008

Focus on learning, not grades

Grades don't necessarily reflect what a student has learned, writes language-arts teacher Paul Barnwell. Barnwell notes that sometimes teachers, students and parents get so caught up in dickering over grades that they fail to have a deeper conversation about what variables the grades reflect and whether a student actually grasps the course work -- notwithstanding their receipt of an A, an F or anything in between. Education Week (premium article access compliments of

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