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Standard-Based Grading - District 107
2 Signatures Goal: 100
Standard-Based Grading (SBG) Pilot Petition
This petition requests Pleasantdale Schools, District 107, to cease and re-evalute the current SBG pilot. In order to provide the best possible education to all children between 3rd and 8th grade. I'm requesting that the District provides:
1. A clearer understanding of the need for SBG 2. A defined goal for and clear measurements of success for SBG 3. Removal of subjectivity - Should KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learn) be graded (in grades 3 & 4 only) - Level 4 questions???? 4. Clear & consistent guidelines on test re-takes: - # of times permitted to retake - standard times when retakes are permitted (during class/outside of class) - standardization on what is needed for a teacher to allow re-takes (parent signature/approval, child’s opinion that they put forth more effort or seeking extra help from the teacher) - Impact on students not re-taking the test; loss of teaching time 5. More focus on teaching – passionate teachers = passionate learners 6. A grading scale that is more scientific and less confusing to students, parents & teachers, but that is also compatible with STI