4 is the new A at schools adopting standards-based grading

03/25/2009 | NYTimes.com

A New York school has abolished the letter system for grading, instead opting to score students on a scale of 1 to 4. This system produces "standards-based report cards" and is based on what students are expected to know by the end of the year. Educators say the system establishes clear expectations for students, but some parents say the report cards are confusing.

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