District to move grading focus toward individual performance

11/23/2010 | Monterey County Herald (Calif.), The

A California district has adopted a new grading policy that aligns students' grades more closely to individual performance that takes into account student behavior and content knowledge. The new model is "more rubrics-based" than traditional grading, one educator says. However, some say the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's policy is "lowering the bar" for students.

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