Standards Based Grading.
Kids want to play games to get points in order to get an ‘A’. This is a problem because it puts emphasis on accumulating points and not on what the points are supposed represent: learning. We must migrate our systems of grading away from grading every single assignment (that is assigning a static grade for everything a kid does), and towards grades that are indexed by content.
What does a letter grade mean?
The following student earned an “A” for the semester.
Students earn “marks” for each specific LT – not necessarily one score for an entire assessment.
Students must complete a “remediation” before they are eligible to retest.