Opinion: All grades are not above average

High schools should provide a more honest system of evaluating students, as opposed to employing weighted grading and 6.0-point scales, writes Perry A. Zirkel, professor of education and law at Pennsylvania's Lehigh University. He writes, "Unless and until high schools ... are willing to provide a more honest and publicly understandable system of grading, we will continue to pay the price in terms of national and state insistence on standardized high-stakes tests to measure students and schools."

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