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Ken - we do not give percentages on our elementary report cards and our teachers are
not marking their assignments with marks but against the outcomes of our curriculum.
We have a parent asking for percentages to be given her at the interview tomorrow.
What would you say to the parent?

2011-11-21
Lois Gluck
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Sorry I didn't answer this in time for 'tomorrow' but I was travelling to Australia. I hope you
told the parents that percentages tell them nothing of value, suggest a precision that simply
doesn't exist, and are inappropriate in a criterion-referenced system.

 

 

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