Nashua schools will pilot new grading system next fall
In September, teachers will begin a pilot program with different elementary school classes to replace numerical grades and S’s for satisfactory and N’s for needs improvement with a new group of letters that chart a child’s progress and numbers that rate their learning behaviors.
Unlike the current report cards that assess a student’s performance during a specific quarter of the school year, the new system will show where a child stands in relation to the end-of-the-year standards and expectations for that grade. The new grades will be M, or meets the end of grade level standard; P for progressing to that standard; B for beginning to progress; and N for not yet demonstrating progress.
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