Paraphrasing Berkelman
  • This article addresses grading, and the idea of adopting a new system to asses a kid's progress in school. The debate is over grades, and if there should be a new system put into place. The new system would get rid of the traditional grading system, getting rid of As, Bs and Cs. Instead, students would be given in-depth reports on the progress they are making with different important life skills. Over the course of the year, the students will be rated on almost 70 different life skills, including the ability to write persuasively, determine the main idea, or multiplying and dividing fractions. The skills are graded with colors, green means the student is excelling, yellow means they're making steady progress, and red means there is still some work that needs to be done for that skill. It is believed that classes that use this grading system allow the students who learn slower to get help, but also allows the students who excel to keep progressing. The system highlights any problems that a student is having, making it easier to address and fix that problem. It also shows students what they're good at, allowing them to keep progressing and move on to the next level.
  • This article addresses grades, and whether the current system should be changed, or not. The new system would eliminate standardized letter grade, such as A, B and C, and adopt a different way of evaluating students. The new system would rate students based on their performance for different skills. Instead of grades, the students would receive colors for each skill, green meaning they're excelling, yellow meaning they're making steady progress, and red meaning that skill needs to be further addressed. This would allow parents and teachers to see which students need extra help, and in which areas. At the same time, the students who excel can continue making progress and moving on to the next level because they're doing so well with their skills.
  • The article discusses a new grading system. The system eliminates the traditional way of grading, and rates students on skills they are developing.
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