(200-250 )In the article "Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds" a new system of grading is introduced. The new system involves using the colors red, yellow and green to "grade" students. "Grade" might be too strong a word for the new system, it could be better described as a tracking process of specific skills that the student is working on. The red means the student has either just began the skill, or has a long way to go to master it. They Yellow means the student is in the process of learning the new skill. The green means that the student has master the skill and is proficient in it, they can now move on. The idea behind the new system is to make sure the students are actually learning the material. Along with the color system the report cards come with teacher commentary on the progress of the students, parents responded overwhelming in favor of the new reports cards, as opposed to the old A,B,C,D,F ones. But there is still problems and concerns about the new system. One of the concerns is that kids have an unfair advantage to obtain good grades by retaking tests. another concern is that the reports are hard to understated, one of the biggest things was teaching parents and teachers how to make and evaluate the new report cards.

(100-150) "Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds" is an article that talks about a trial grading system where students are not just given traditional A, B, C report cards. Along with the traditional report cards select schools are sending home reports showing the progress of specific skills their students are working on. The new system uses colors to show the progress of the students, Red may mean the student has just began the material, or has a ways to go before mastering the material, yellow means the student is still working on the skill, and green means the student is proficient in the skill. Although the new system has gotten a lot of support from parents it has a few kinks to work out, including how long the repots is and education on how to interpret it.

(56) (Tweet) There is a new grading system that tracks the progression of students learning new skills. It is based on a color scale instead of letter grades. It seeks to help students actually learn the material, rather than just numerically determine a grade. Although it seems like a great idea, it has concerns from parents and teachers.

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