Complaints about Claremont’s new education grading system prompt review
The new system replaces the traditional letter grade system — A through F grading — with levels such as proficient, proficient plus and proficient with distinction.
The new system was implemented throughout the SAU in the fall of 2012, after a pilot program, he said.
The idea behind the new system is to measure what students are actually learning by determining the level of competency they are at in a subject.
“With an A, B or C, a student receives a B from one teacher and a different teacher in the same subject would give the student a different grade,” McGoodwin said.
In reaction, McGoodwin said Friday that he will contact parents and staff this week and ask them to complete a survey regarding the new system.
“We’re definitely not going to start over. What we are going to do is to evaluate and improve it,” McGoodwin said.
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