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Grades: Part Two

By on November 16, 2014

Last week we looked at grades, how they are computed, and some of the problems with grading practices in schools. We ended with this: Grades like John’s 68 are often used to make academic placement decisions. In most school systems,

Grades: Part One

By on November 16, 2014

Let’s think about grades. At first glance, grades are pretty straightforward – they show how much of the material the student has mastered. So if a child takes a 20-word spelling test and spells 12 words correctly, he earns a