Grading and grades… Students, parents, teachers and principals spend much time talking about grades and what they mean. What is the real purpose of a grade? What evidence supports a grade? What motivates an individual to make good grades?
A grade is all about learning. We want to determine if the student understands the state-required standards and the district curriculum required for that grade level or course. Basically, we are measuring student achievement.
We in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District are always looking for ways to improve the educational quality found in our classrooms. We believe that students must understand what they are learning in school because they need to re-connect and apply it to real-life situations. CFBISD’s grading procedures must assess a student’s learning and his real understanding of the content.