High schools slow to adopt standards-based report cards

From news wire services as published in eSchool News, July 13, 2012 —  GPAs for college admissions are cited as a key reason why those A’s, B’s, C’s, are still coming home on most high school report cards, despite moves to scrap the grading system in favor of one that gives parents more information about a student’s progress.

Numerous elementary schools around the country have moved to so-called standards-based grading and report cards. Many middle schools are on board, as well. But high schools have been much slower to embrace the change. Still, some schools have adopted both methods that provide parents with clear indications of their child’s performance in class, while satisfying the requirements for college admission.

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