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D211 Post: Introduction to Grading Improvements

A message from Superintendent Dan Cates … (reprinted from the July/August 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)     Just for a moment, consider what you believe a report card grade should represent. Most of us can likely agree that a grade serves to communicate a student’s performance within a given course. Though grading might initially seem uncomplicated and straightforward, opinions differ widely about characteristics that should or should not factor into a final grade. Complexities associated with grading continue to merit extensive interest and study in countless articles, books, and professional seminars. Input ...

Message from the Superintendent – A Look At Grading

(A reprint of the Superintendent's Message from the January/February Superintendent's Newsletter)   As we begin the second semester, I wish each of you a Happy New Year in 2017.  We continue to develop numerous important initiatives in District 211 and I want to focus awareness on our work in the area of grading.  Along with this newsletter, parents and students received a report card conveying the final grades earned for every course completed during the first semester.  Grades are central to much of what we do as educators and it is essential that we continually review, improve and communicate our practices in partnership ...