Maryland district's grading policy suspended

09/11/2003 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Confusion among teachers and parents over the elements of a new grading policy for Montgomery County, Md., schools compelled the Board of Education to suspend the plan until a revised version could be implemented next year. The proposed system, which measured students' ability solely on their mastery of the curriculum, had prohibited teachers from counting effort as a factor in the report card grade or from assigning extra credit for completed homework.

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