Grading system goes beyond letters but could "burden" teachers

09/14/2009 | Sun (Baltimore), The

In Maryland's Baltimore County, officials have launched progress reports for parents that will offer details on what students have learned rather than just a letter grade. "You're trying to document what the children know, what they don't know and what they need to know. ... This is about what's good for children," said one administrator. But a union official said teachers do not have enough time for the new grading system and that the process will be a "burden."

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