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Grading system at CHS should remain A,B,C,F with plus and minus incrementations

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We, the undersigned, want the current grading scale used at Cumberland High School to remain unchanged. We feel it is in the best interests of all students if the grading system remains with traditional letter grades of A,B,C,F with plus and minus incrementations. This is not resistance to change. We are logical thinking adults who want the best education with a fair and accurate grading system for our students. We have educated ourselves on all aspects of Standards Based Grading and Reporting and based on data collected we have determined that: 1. In order for Cumberland High School to continue attracting all types of learners, we need a grading system that is fair to ALL students, ALL of the time. We will not accept a grading scale that does not benefit all students. 2. Four grades of achievement (4,3,2,1) do not provide motivation, nor do they allow for accurate discernment of achievement levels among students. Evidence has shown that these levels, where meeting the standard (3) is the objective, could reduce merit based scholarships awarded to CHS students moving on to college. 3. We need a grading system that does not encourage mediocrity or procrastination in any of our students. "Meeting the standard"of content knowledge is not enough. CHS has a responsibility to provide character education as well as content education. CHS has a responsibility to prepare ALL students for the next step after high school - college, career training, or work.Time management skills should be encouraged.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 23, 2013
    Nov 23, 2013
    I hate the new grading system and don't understand it. Why is CHS always changing things.
  • Jo-Ann Sabbagh
    Jo-Ann Sabbagh United States, Boston
    Nov 21, 2013
    Nov 21, 2013
    My two children, as well as myself, graduated from Cumberland High School under the current grading system. I strongly feel that system worked to our advantage and see no need to change it to the proposed "new" system that, in my opinion, does not give as accurate an indication of the student's understanding of the subject matter.

    It's also concerning to me that this new system may be a detriment to a college applicant from Cumberland High School.
  • deirdre andrews
    deirdre andrews United States, Cumberland
    Nov 20, 2013
    Nov 20, 2013
    That's mine, too, Mark. I also take issue just on the premise that it's an inaccurate method of grading. It has no positive influence on their actual learning, but most certainly is showing a negative impact on their records. It's just another gimmicky distraction. Thanks for signing.
  • Mark Swerdlow
    Mark Swerdlow United States, Long Island City
    Nov 20, 2013
    Nov 20, 2013
    My largest concern is that colleges won't kjnow what to do with the transcripts and it will hurt all students applying to colleges and especially for scholarships.
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