Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Video: New standards lead to lively MNPS Board discussion

New standards lead to lively MNPS Board discussion

Metro school board hears how new plan gets results

The Tennessean, Sept. 25, 2013- School officials gave high marks to a newly implemented grading system that prioritizes testing and eliminates zeroes from gradebooks at a Metro Nashville school board work session Tuesday evening.

The changes were put in place at the beginning of the school year as part of a push to evaluate students entirely on their comprehension of material outlined in state standards. The policies mandate that students are graded entirely on in-class work, offered the chance to retake an exam twice and are given scores no lower than 50 percent on assignments. (link)

Amy Frogge criticized newly-enacted policies reforming Metro Schools' grading systems.

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