Paraphrasing TJ

In the article written by Mark Collette, Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds, Mark explains why standards-based grading systems should be implemented in schools across the country. Collette begins his article by explaining to the reader how the standards-based grading system works. With the new grading system, it is updated daily by the teacher and is available for parents or students to check online. This is especially helpful to check on how your child/student is progressing through the different categories. The standards-based grading system is very straightforward. In each category of grading, a student will either get green, yellow, or red. Green means that the student has mastered the skill. Yellow means that the student is on track. Finally, red means that the student is either just getting started or still isn’t grasping the material. If a students ends the year with mostly reds, they will not likely progress to the next grade.
While this grading system is being used in many different states at this time, it is most commonly being used in elementary schools. Colleges have yet to have tried the new standards-based grading system, but many universities support it.
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 the article written by Mark Collette, Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds, Mark explains why standards-based grading systems should be implemented in schools across the country. Collette begins his article by explaining to the reader how the standards-based grading system works. This grading system is being used in many different states, but is mostly being used in lower elementary classes. In each category for grading, a student can either get green, yellow, or red. If a student receives mostly reds, they will most likely not progress to the next grade. Not only has this new grading system changed the way teacher are grading, but it has also changed the way teachers teach their class. The standards-based grading system aims to focus mostly on making sure students are actually learning the material rather than being on top in their class.

The new standards-based grading system uses green, yellow, and red to grade students instead of A, B, C. This will help students learn skills.

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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