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At our PK-5th grade elementary school we are revising our current report
cards and are having a debate regarding the use of 'number'
grades/averages and when it is appropriate to start that practice (if at
all). Number grade averages are used in our 6-12.

2014-12-17
kimberly o'brien
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I believe K-16 we should never use averages and that we should have single subject grades
only for grades 11 and 12. Up to grade 10 we should provide grades using 2 to 7 levels for
standards. You definitely shouldn't use number grades/averages for PK-5. As your district
has subject number grades/averages you should be pushing to eliminate them at the very
least for grades 6 through 8.

 

 

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