This piece from Aundrea Cline-Thomas at News Channel 5 sums up the new middle school grading policy pretty well.
Good grades used to be easier to come by.
“In the past maybe some of our grading practices inadvertently kind of made some grades a little bit invalid,” DuPont Hadley Middle School teacher Jennie Presson explained.
Assignments for extra credit would inflate the grades and could be a crutch especially for struggling students.
“Under the new policy students grades will be a really really accurate reflection of their level of understanding,” Presson added.
“It is a culture shift and we know it’s going to take some time,” Dr. Lora Hall, Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools said.