Homework optional under "standards-based grading"

02/17/2009 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

A Minnesota middle school no longer requires students to do homework, saying students should be assessed on whether they know the material, not whether they complete homework assignments. Using a new trend called "standards-based grading," teachers have abolished the traditional grading system and instead tell students what they need to know in order to be considered proficient in a particular subject.

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