Paraphrasing Claire

paraphrase the article in 200-250 words

This article talks about standards-based grading which involves ditching the old method of letter grades such as: A, B, C, D and F. Instead those marks are replaced by a summary sheet containing multiple skill areas such as ability to write persuasively, determine the main idea of a passage, or multiply fractions. In those sections the “grade” is a color. Red means the student is struggling to grasp the material while yellow means they are in progress and green means they understand the material. Colors are assigned, and changed when students complete the three measures used to determine how much the child knows about the subject. Those three measures include homework, quizzes and other means.

This is a wonderful idea and so far it is doing tremendously well but there are a few downfalls. For one, low-income families who do not have access to a computer or internet cannot participate in this new program. Along with that the summaries are confusing and difficult to comprehend unless you have experience reading them. Overall the new grading system is showing signs that it is the superior method in helping kids that are behind and/or helping others succeed and find their true potential.

Then, on the same page, paraphrase it in 100-150 words

This article talks about a new method of grading which involves using colors instead of traditional marks like A, B, C, D and F. Instead they use green for when the student has learned the material, yellow; the student is in the progress of learning the material and red; the student has not started this material or they are having trouble grasping the material. Overall the new method is showing promise, but there are some downsides. One is that low-income parents have trouble acquiring the material necessary to be a part of the program. You need a computer so you can log into your students account and to check their progress. Also the summaries of the students are difficult to comprehend if you are not familiar with it. Overall it has promise. Schools who have adapted this method have seen an improvement is student’s scores.

Finally, summarize it in 140 characters (in other words, tweet it).

A new grading method was developed. Instead of using standard grades teachers will use colors to access where a student is progressing or falling behind.

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