* This petition is to educate and inform Cobb County Parents about the new Standards-Based Report Card that has been implemented in Kindergarten through Second grade. The current plan calls for implementation to all grade levels in the future. * The report card is a standard based report card. The grades are assessed as follows: 1-Limited or minimum progress toward meeting the standard 2-Progressing toward meeting the standard 3-Consistently meeting the standard. * The Report Card leaves NO room for children to achieve excellence. *This Standard Based System does not benefit the overachiever or the underachiever. It does not incent students on either end of the educational spectrum to strive for anything more than meeting the standard. We in Cobb County expect more from our children and their education. ** Please join us in signing this petition to let the Cobb County School Board know how strongly we feel about our children's education. We must maintain the superior standard that Cobb County has consistently achieved in the past and incent our students to always strive for excellence. Therefore, we cannot allow our children to be graded on this standard based system. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit... Aristotle
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Jennifer Duren, United States4 years ago Comments: I attended Cobb County schools from 1st -12th grade, graduating with honors. The old grading system where an "A" represented 90-100, "B" 80-89 and so forth seemed to work just fine for our generation and those preceding. It encouraged those of us who were good students to strive and work hard for what we received. As the parent of two, bright elementary school students, I worry that my children are not being recognized for always having their homework completed and consistently doing well on tests...they have simply "met the requirements". This is yet another attempt to group everyone into the same boat and save self esteem if a bad grade received even if it is merited. I hope that all will reconsider this issue and return to a more traditional grading scale. If not, considering all the other issues facing our county, I may consider homeschooling which is a shame. Great schools is the main reason we chose to remain in the area.
Shirley G Byrd, United States5 years ago Comments: This is ridiculous. I cannot believe you think that covering up this terrible math curriculum by hiding what their true grades are. Get with the program people!
Patricia Dilworth, United States5 years ago
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