Thursday, March 26, 2009

4 is the new A at schools adopting standards-based grading

Parents have complained that since the new grading system is based on year-end expectations, 4s are generally not available until the final marking period.

A New York school has abolished the letter system for grading, instead opting to score students on a scale of 1 to 4. This system produces "standards-based report cards" and is based on what students are expected to know by the end of the year. Educators say the system establishes clear expectations for students, but some parents say the report cards are confusing. The New York Times

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