Letter Grades Again…

b-school-letter-gradeLetter grades, and their value in learning, are being brought into question with increasing frequency.  You may recall that I am not a supporter of letter grades in our schools.  They are subjective and relatively meaningless.  And, worse, they take the focus away from LEARNING and put it on COMPARING.  Jordan Tinney, Superintendent/CEO of the largest school district in BC, has written a piece about letter grades – what do letter grades have to do with performance? He asks where, in the real world, are we ever evaluated with a percent and a letter grade. It’s worth a read!

What Do Letter Grades Have to Do With Performance?

Author: Judy

Educator, learner, thinker, innovator. With 30 years of teaching under my belt - 16 of those as a school based administrator who taught in the classroom every day - I am on a new venture as Principal of Special Projects. I'm no longer at "a" school - I'm at all of our schools. I no longer have a staff or students of my own. Instead, I think deeply about learning for all in our district. Students, teachers, support staff, me. This blog is my commitment to reading, thinking and learning about education and sharing it with all of the amazing educators out there.

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