Transition to new grading system continues in Nashua
Students who are struggling with any particular required competency will have the chance to make up work with a teacher during the new E-Block, a 35-minute period built into each school day that allows time for remedial work. Students who are on target with all competencies in all courses will be able to use the E-Block for enrichment projects and activities.
Kelly Holmes, head of the Science Department at South, said student grades will be a more accurate reflection of their accomplishments.
Some BOE members have questioned if the new system will require hiring a significant number of new teachers to help students achieve passing scores with different competencies, and BOE chairman George Farrington questioned how much the new system would added to the ever-expanding workload on teachers.
“And I don’t think you want the data on how hard teachers work,” he told the board. “It would be scary.”
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