If grades are eliminated, what will grades-obsessed students do?
By Bob Collins | An idea hatched by some private schools — including Blake in Minneapolis and Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul — may be about to revolutionize how your kids get into college, let alone how they approach their work in high school.
They want to get rid of grades and course information in high school transcripts.
So that “A” in calculus, might not get your student anywhere.
The schools are members of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, which is adopting a model in which students display a mastery of skills rather than memorize facts to get a particular grade.
Under the proposed redesign, grades on transcripts? Gone. Grade Point Average? Gone. The list of courses taken? Gone.
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