Should Letter Grades Be Eliminated?

One Iowa school might ditch letter grades in favor of "standards-based reporting." Credit: Corbis The Des Moines Register reports that some parents are less than thrilled with a proposal from the Waukee, Iowa, school board to eliminate...An Iowa school board has proposed eliminating letter grades in middle school and replace them with "standards-based reporting."

Coping with standards based grading, am I the only one struggling?

This year is the first in which both of my older children are enrolled in mainstream schools. My oldest, Loren, attended a Waldorf school for his elementary and middle school years, my middle child, Cassidy, has a mixture of Waldorf and Montessori ed...


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