Paraphrasing Livia

A relatively new online grading program, Engrade, has swept the United States' elementary and middle schools that gives parents the opportunity to check on their child's academic progress online on a daily basis. What makes this new program so proficient is that letter grades are replaced with colors to measure a child's progress throughout the school year. The color red indicates that the child is just starting a new topic or is still trying to understand the material. Yellow means that the student is on track and progressing while green signifies that the students has mastered the specific skill. This gives parents the opportunity to keep track of their child's academic progress and allows them to see exactly what their child needs help with. This new program is being applied to more and more schools throughout the United States. In particular, schools in Kentucky adopted this program and started off sending the original letter grade report card and the new summary that showed how students performed on a number of standards. After two grading periods, school officials surveyed the parents and found out that an overwhelming number of parents preferred the new report cards. These new report cards have the potential to help struggling students by involving the parents and teachers more. The only problem that has come up in the midst of this new grading program is ensuring that disconnected parents or parents with low-income take the time to understand the importance of this new system and are given the opportunity to take advantage of it. Although this program is relatively new and some parents still have reservations, it's on its way to becoming a nationwide-used grading program.


A new grading system, Engrade, is increasingly being adopted by more and more schools throughout the United States. This new program replaces the letter grades of report cards with colors to inform parents and the individual students on their progress throughout the school year. Red indicates that the student is just beginning to learn a topic of is still trying to understand it the material. Yellow means that the student is on track or making progress while green denotes that the student has mastered the specified skill. This new grading system involves the parents and teaching more with each student and has proven to result in academic progress. Although some parents are skeptical of this new program, many prefer it over the old report cards.


Schools across the U.S. are adopting a new standards-based grading system that informs parents and teachers alike of each student's academic progress.

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