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The most significant concern I have about grades is that grading in
most classes is little more than a race. Students do not learn at the
same pace, yet there is a finite time period until the assessment.
Students gifted with a better memory will almost always achieve better
grades. I am not certain that grades reflect real achievement.

What are your thoughts on student guided curriculum so that students
focus on areas until they are ready for the assessment?

2012-03-07
B. Martin
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

A curriculum where students don't take assessment until they are ready would be great. It is
exactly what happens in activities like figure skating where skaters take the test to move up
to the next level when they and their coach think they are ready.

 

bailey green's
Comment

2012-03-14

What you say would be great. I know of schools that operate that way: Bishop Carol in
Calgary and St. Joseph's in Edmonton, the Learning Connection in Stony Plain, Montesouri
schools--also all distance learning in Alberta-- just to name a few with which I am familiar
. These programs are great :-) and work wonderfully for many students. Unschoolers often
make use of these programs when they choose to do formal education.


The Grade Doctor's
Comment

2012-03-15

Also Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Toronto

 

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