This post is the first in a series of reflections on our current grading system where I try to tackle these questions: Is the current system fair and relevant? What is the relationship between grading and learning? What alternatives to the 100 point system do educators have? Throughout the series, you will hear from other classroom teachers, my current students, and researchers who have delved into these questions with a scientific lens. In the final post, I will share what I plan to do in my own classroom as a result of these conversations and reflections.
"When a student stopped randomly on the street by a roving storyteller cites his principal as the person who’s influenced him most, we’d better listen. The test scores don’t tell the whole story." - Barnett Berry