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Grading Gets A Makeover

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Bigfork Middle School students will be taking home a new kind of report card.

Traditional A through F letter grades were ditched in favor of standards-based grading last Wednesday, but will only apply to reading and math at the middle school.

Rather than averaging over an entire subject for one grade, the new system evaluates each skill with an advanced proficient, proficient, nearing proficient, or novice.

Bigfork Elementary School already uses standards-based grading.

Principal Matt Jensen says the pilot run will last until the end of the school year, while the school gathers feedback from parents and faculty to determine which direction to go in next year.

"I'm excited that parents will have access to all the information that we have," said Jensen.

Jensen says the school board will make a decision at the end of this school year whether to stick with the new system or to bring back the old one.

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