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I am curious about your thoughts on standards based grading and how it relates to students with disabilities. Our district is moving to standards based grading at the high school level and (I believe) will be equating a 3 from the standards based rubric to a B-(for example) and therefore if I only demonstrate understanding at a 3 then I will only be able to earn a B-. I understand the concept of the grade representing what I am able to do but I know there will be many questions surrounding this. Thanks

2012-03-14
Beth Ladd
 

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Doctor
says:

Yes, if a 3 is equated to B then a B (not a B-) is what you get with whatever accommodations
students with disabilities need. Note I said accommodations (what and how well doesn't
change but how and/or how long) NOT modifications (either or both what and how well
changes) If modifications are used students should get a modified grade.

 

 

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