FWCS Goes Over New Grading Guidelines

By Maureen Mespell

April 11, 2012 Updated Apr 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- After a year of studying their grading system, the parents and students in the Fort Wayne Community School sytem were invited to a meeting Wednesday night where FWCS went over the new guidelines.

Staff created new grading philosophies and guidelines which will be implemented during the 2012 - 2013 school year.

They'll be based on a student's demonstrated performance.

Debra Robbins, High School Administrator says, "We are looking at learning opposed to giving work and grading students. Did students actually learn the material, and are they receiving credit for the material and knowledge that they know? Opposed to things such as attendance, extra credit, things of that nature, missing assignments there is a way to assess those things, but we think the grade should reflect the knowledge of the content that they are studying."

The new guidelines are for FWCS high schools only.

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