Teachers are behind effort to change district's grading system

12/16/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Elementary-school teachers in an Oregon district will no longer assign students letter grades on their report cards, instead using a numerical scale of one to four, with four being the best. The report cards were revamped after teachers raised concerns about whether they were accurate assessments of students' knowledge. "The report card didn't document what the child was doing in class," one teacher said. "And teachers were finding that they were having to move away from the curriculum in order just to get that mark on the report card."

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