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Lesson Plans

elementary grading

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Mon, 19 Oct 1998 23:08:06 EDT

Ginny, schools in our district have switched to developmentally-centered
progress reports for elementary children. In art, music and P.E., we check the
following categories for our various criteria: Beginning, Developing, Grade
Level, Proficient. "Grade Level" means that the child is performing up to
expectations for that grade, while "Proficient" means the child has exceeded
grade level expectations. I believe letter grades are unnecessary
classifications which label and can hurt young children. If a principal forced
me to use them, I'd probably give everyone an "A" if their effort was 100%,
followed up by comments.

Diane Jaquith
Newton, MA