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Can We Get Beyond Letter Grades?

May 31, 2006 1 min read
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The presence of A’s and B’s on a report card is cause for celebration for students and parents alike. But do letter grades accurately represent a student’s understanding of the subjects taught in schools? In this May 2006 article from Educational Leadership, elementary school principal M. Jon Dean discusses why he believes that it is time for schools to look past the traditional letter-grade marking system and come up with new ways to assess student achievement.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.

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