Grading System Could See Showdown At Meeting 11-08-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Grading System Could See Showdown At Meeting 11-08-2010

A new grading system is sure to be the talk of the town Monday night in Bay County’s Bangor Township.
Parents were given two options about the district's controversial new system last week.
The system evaluates a student as being proficient or not proficient, and does away with the use of standard letter grades.
That has some parents concerned, and now school officials have come up with two new options for students.
They can either drop their students’ first marking period grade or base their semester grade off the second marking period and a final exam grade. Or they can moves forward with a modified version of standards-based grading and base their final grade off two marking periods and a final exam.
Parents have been outraged over the new pilot program because they claim traditionally good students are no longer making the grade.
Those options are expected to be discussed in greater detail at tonight's school board meeting.
It starts at 6 p.m. at the administration building, and a specific meeting addressing the grading system starts at 7 p.m.
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