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I am an elementary school principal in a district that has changed our grading system.
We identified Power Standards for each subject. Students recieve a grade (Exceeding,
Meeting...) depending on the number Learning Targets assessed that make up each
Power Standard taught and assessed. Students either get an IP (In Progress) or a Y (Yes)
for each Power Standrad on their report card. I believe we should move to a Scale for
grading (1.0-4.0) aligned with Rubrics. I need help convincing them that this is the
right thing to do. What do you suggest I do?

2012-02-12
Jeff Soltez
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Jeff, there is no absolutely right way to identify performance standards. In a pure standards-
based system we would only have two levels as you do, but a strong case can be made for a
level above proficient and dividing below proficient into Close and not close!

 

 

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