“I’m the parent of an eighth-grader. When he goes next year, I want
to know how he’s doing in school. ... We need to do a better job.”
"For instance, he said, freshmen are no longer graded on homework.
Some freshmen have interpreted that to mean they don’t have to do
homework. They are now beginning to understand why they need to do their
homework, that if they skip homework they won’t do well."
"Parents complained that freshmen grading is so inconsistent,
incomplete and confusing that students don’t know where they stand. Some
have lost incentive to do well in school."
You wrote-" We have thrown in the towel on the whole notion of fulfilling, satisfying learning that comes from their identities, their strengths, their enjoyments." This is an incredibly damning conclusion about public education..and is completely correct. This is the ultimate accountability tool-is your classroom, school, district, state "designed" for satisfied learning? Now that is an assessment that I could stand behind