Principal: Testing is about measuring knowledge, not meeting deadlines

School-grading systems should reflect what students have mastered instead of how "compliant" they have been or how quickly they learned the skill, asserts Ryan McLane, principal at Utica Junior High School in Ohio, a school of seventh- and eighth-graders. In this commentary, he writes about efforts to reform grading by offering interventions and multiple assessment opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge.

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