“But some have opposed the changes, saying they lower standards for students.”
They’re lowering their standards to make people equal. Equally mediocre.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
CCSD superintendent defends new grading policy at back-to-school event
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara defended grading reform during a back-to-school address Tuesday, calling it an equitable system for all students.
Over the summer, the school board voted to change the district’s grading policy. It will allow students to revise assignments and retake tests, and will eliminate some behavioral factors like attendance and participation from grades.
But some have opposed the changes, saying they lower standards for students.
Jara said he’s proud of the school board for taking on grading reform. The new policy will allow all children — whether they’re in Moapa, Laughlin or “the core of Las Vegas” — to have the opportunity to demonstrate what they learn and know, he said.
“It is not about lowering the standards,” Jara said. “Again, (it’s) holding children accountable to demonstrate what they know.”
Some principals are already doing work around grading reform, he said, noting the district will lean on their expertise.
Jara said he wants to make it clear that grading reform isn’t beginning next week when school starts and it will take some time to make the transition.
BACK TO SCHOOL: @ClarkCountySch is introducing a new district-wide grading policy.
The lowest grade is 50%. Grades wont be influenced by attendance, participation, & late assignments.
— Kate Houston (@katehouston_tv) August 4, 2021
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