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Does the grade system in USA and social promotion go hand to hand?
Does beanch mark grading and promotion system will have better results?

2013-03-30
Sergio Jimenez
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I find it hard to answer your questions because I do not know what you mean by the "the
grade system in USA" and "bench mark grading." Having said that I see little connection
between grading and promotion, social or otherwise. Grading should provide a symbol
which is an accurate summary of student achievement in each subject/course. Decisions
about promotion should be based on a consensus about what is best for each student
individually. Also please recognize that the evidence about social promotion is that it only
'works' for some late summer boys, i.e., boys born after August.

 

 

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