What to expect at your 4.00 grade?
A lot of questions, said Katie Zalewski, the school’s vice president of educational services.
“That is a big part of our job, making sure that kids understand that this is an important milestone for the future.”
Zalewskis said the new grading system will help students understand that 4.2 or 4.3 is not a grade that is set in stone.
“It’s not like you know that you’ve achieved it,” Zalewski said.
The new system was introduced in April 2018 and is part of the district’s effort to improve student performance.
Zalawski said the district plans to work with colleges and universities to ensure that students are not getting a grade of less than a 4 or a 4 and a half when they are at the end of the school year.
The district also will work with students to develop a standardized test that will be used in grades 8 and 9.
Zilwinksi said the system will also help teachers with making sure students have a good understanding of their progress in the class.
“What’s important for our students is that we are working together to ensure they understand what the future holds,” Zilawksi said.
“I think we’ve been working hard and it’s really important that we have this information and that we’re getting it out to students.”