Paraphrasing Katie

Author Mark Collette recently wrote an article called Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds. In his article Collette talks to his readers about a new grading system that many schools are trying through out the country. This new grading system is called standards-based grading system. Standards-based grading system now grades students on more detailed categories, and instead of giving them the usual A, B, or C, students now will receive green, yellow, or red. If a student receives a green that means that the student has mastered the concept and is ready to move on to the next material. If a student should receive a yellow that means that the student isn’t quite ready to move on, but is still on track. Lastly, if a student receives a red that means that the student is either just starting the material or doesn’t quite understand the concept yet.
Standards-based grading system is being adopted in many schools across the country, but is most commonly used in lower grade levels. Although colleges haven’t used the new grading system, the universities support it greatly. The standards-based grading system helps parents and teachers keep up with students that may be struggling and really help them learn the material instead of just getting by.

Author Mark Collette recently wrote an article called Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds. In his article Collette talks to his readers about how a new grading system works. In this new grading systems students are given green, yellow, or red based on their progress with certain material. This new way of grading students is adopting itself into many schools through out the country, but most commonly being used in lower grades. As the standards-based grading system makes its way into many schools, it has not only changed the way teachers are grading their students, but also the way they are teaching. Standards-based grading system has allowed teacher to better teach their students to learn the material instead of merely focusing on being on top in their class.

Standards-based grading system doesn’t use A, B, C to grade students; instead it uses Green, Yellow, and Red. It helps students learn better.

Collette, Matt. "Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds." Slate. Schooled, 13 Apr. 2015. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.

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