Paraphrasing Alex T

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The article is talking about how schools are adopting a new method of grading. Instead of giving kids A's-F's at the end of the year parents can now check online how their kid is doing in schools. The grading method is based on three colors: red, yellow, and green. Red means they are just starting and are on the basics, if they have this color at the end of the year they will be held back, yellow means the kids are on track, and green means the kid has mastered the skill. Parents, when given the option, prefer this method because they can tell how their kid is doing in school. This method is found more in elementary level schools as opposed to high schools or higher. This method makes it easier for teachers to see where a kid is based on their level. This method also helps out parents because they can check their kids progress and see where they can help them by practicing it at home. This method can be hard for some parents to grasp, they are used to the regular method of grading and trying to understand the sheet can be hard. Some parents argue that it makes it too easy to get good grades.

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Some schools are shifting away from their old method of grading to one based on colors. Instead of letters kids will be graded on a scale from Red to Green. Red means a child is just learning the materiel or just started, yellow means a child is on track and is doing good, green means a child has mastered the materiel that they were supposed to. This method makes both grading for teachers and helping for parents easier. Teachers can see how a child is doing and what they need help on and parents can see what they need to help their child with. There are downsides to this, parents who aren't familiar might have a problem or parents without access to a computer might have a problem with this method.

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New grading method allows kids to be graded based on colors instead of letters. This is helpful to both teachers and parents when helping a child.

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