Paraphrasing Hamnes

In Matt Collette's article, Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds, he claims that schools should start using standards-based grading. He starts the article by stating how a parent didn't realize that her kid was dislexic due to the letter grade system that reports how he's doing in school only at the end of the quarter. She didn't realize how much he was struggling. Now the school adopted a new way of grading, the standard-based grading system, and with this system she can check up on how he's doing at any time on the internet. Over the course of a school year, students are rated on more than 70 different skills, such as the ability to write persuasively, determine the main idea of a passage, or multiply fractions. Progress is color-coded: Green means a student has mastered a skill, yellow means a student is on track, and red means a student is just getting started or still has a ways to go before grasping the material. Students need to demonstrate proficiency three separate times—through homework, on a quiz, or through some other means—to be considered proficient. A student who ends the year with all, or mostly all, reds likely won’t progress to the next grade. Supporters hope standards-based grading will transform how schools help their weakest students by highlighting deficiencies on a more regular basis to parents and teachers alike. The model is more common in lower grades than in high schools, largely because districts are still rolling out the new systems. For colleges, this style of secondary school grading could eventually provide more information about potential students. The standards-based grading system has the potential to help parents and teachers keep up with the students who are struggling in a particular subject. Not only has the grading system changed their grading, but it has also changed the way teachers are teaching. This grading system focuses on making sure that students are actually learning the material rather than being on top.

In Matt Collette's article, Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds, he claims that schools should start using standards-based grading. . He starts the article by stating how a parent didn't realize that her kid was dislexic due to the letter grade system that reports how he's doing in school only at the end of the quarter. She didn't realize how much he was struggling. Now the school adopted a new way of grading, the standard-based grading system, and with this system she can check up on how he's doing at any time on the internet. Over the course of the school year, students are rated on more than 70 different skills. The standards-based grading system has the potential to help parents and teachers keep up with the students who are struggling in a particular subject. Not only has the grading system changed their grading, but it has also changed the way teachers are teaching. This grading system focuses on making sure that students are actually learning the material rather than being on top.

The standards-based grading system uses greens, yellow, and red instead of A's and B's. It helps student's learn more and helps parents to keep track of their kids grades better.

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