Equitable Grading for Seniors
This petition respectfully asks the ISD 833 School Board to reinstate A+ grading for Seniors during the 2008-2009 school year. Signing the petition will help ensure equitable grading for Seniors in light of changes made at the August 23, 2008 school board meeting. The signers of this petition ask that A+ grading be reinstated for 2008-2009 Seniors for these reasons: 1. If left as-is, Juniors/Sophomores will receive a 4.8 towards their GPA for achieving the top grade in an AP or CIS class, while Seniors in the same class and earning the same grade will only receive 4.0. Those Seniors will not even receive the 4.333 past incentive for A+ work. 2. If left as-is, a Senior taking a class last year and achieving a 99% would have earned an A+ (4.333), but a Senior achieving the same results in an identical class this year will only receive an A (4.0). 3. If left as-is, Seniors who earned an overall GPA above 4.0 during their Freshman through Junior academic career will see their GPA drop no matter how much effort they put into their Senior coursework. 4. Significantly more effort is required to earn an A+ in a class than an A. For example, the Phy Ed department requires students to write an essay outside of class for an A+ to be earned. 5. If left as-is, less challenging courses taken to improve GPA or to balance out workload alongside advanced courses will no longer give Seniors the expected boost. 6. Seniors were excluded from weighted grading in order to avoid â��changing the grading systemâ�� in their final year. We respectfully assert that the A+ feature of that grading system should not have been changed. This signed petition will be presented along with a brief presentation at the next ISD 833 School Board meeting on Thursday, September 25. If you agree A+ GRADING SHOULD BE REINSTATED FOR 2008-2009 SENIORS AT WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL, sign this petition by Tuesday September 23, and encourage like-minded friends to sign as well. Please sign only once giving your full legal name, and specifying in the comments whether you are a "student"�(include graduating year; ex 2009), "parent", "faculty member",�or other "community member". Thank you for supporting the cause! The facebook group for more info: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.phpgid=74357565634 IF YOU ARE FROM PHS (or a parent of any Park students), PLEASE SAY SO IN THE COMMENTS! It makes it easier to tally. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU!