The Musekgo-Norway School Board is thinking about overhauling the grading system after a study demonstrated that students’ grades are not aligning with statewide achievement tests, reported My Muskego Now.
The board learned that some students who get an A and a B in courses are actually scoring basic or minimal in reading or math on statewide achievement tests. Conversely, some students who receive a D or even an F in some subjects actually scored advanced in reading or math on the WKCE.
The Grading for Learning Committee is looking into an option that replaces zeros with a still-failing grade of 60. If a student misses an assignment or test then that student would receive a 60 instead of a zero.
The committee is also looking into replacing letter grades or numbers with achievement categories like those used on the WKCEs, such as advanced, proficient, basic or minimal.
The committee will be presenting recommendations to the board on April 29.