Paraphrasing Hillger

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The article, Why Schools Are Ditching A's, B's, and C's for Greens, Yellows, and Reds, was written by Matt Collette. It focuses on schools implementing a standards-based grading system. "The model is more common in lower grades than in high schools, largely because districts are still rolling out the new systems" (Collette). It focuses on 70 different skills ranging from all levels of academic courses. It involves one-to-one workshops with students and once they master a subject they can move to the next level while others can fail and stay on the same level for quite some time. They believe it helps students learn more than everyone learning the same thing at once. While it may help some students, I don't think it is in the best interest for all schools because of the process it would take for schools to change the curriculum.

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The article, Why Schools Are Ditching A's, B's, and C's for Greens, Yellows, and Reds, was written by Matt Collette. It focuses on schools implementing a standards-based grading system. "The model is more common in lower grades than in high schools, largely because districts are still rolling out the new systems" (Collette). It focuses on 70 different skills ranging from all levels of academic courses. It involves one-to-one workshops with students and once they master a subject they can move to the next level while others can fail and stay on the same level for quite some time. They believe it helps students learn more than everyone learning the same thing at once.

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Why Schools Are Ditching A's, B's, and C's for Greens, Yellows, and Reds is about schools implementing a standards-based grading system.

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