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Seeley-Swan H.S. Implements New Grading Practices

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Seeley-Swan High School is one of several schools changing its grading policy. It's a trend that educators are now implementing in Kalispell elementary and junior high schools and those in the Bigfork School District are examining.

On Monday, Principal Kat Pecora told the Teaching and Learning Committee members for Missoula County Public Schools that the students and teachers "really like" the new grading practices.

Standards Based Grading measures a student's proficiency, or what a student has learned of course units.

For example, students will receive grades for arithmetic, geometry and other units, and then receive a cumulative grade for the entire subject of math.

Pecora told committee members that teachers at Seeley-Swan High are committed to creating a successful learning environment. If a student is showing signs of difficulty, 10-minutes of every day is spent giving them extra help.

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