Return the Grading System in Billerica Schools to A,B,C

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Deb Burke

Billerica, MA

#1 Jan 28, 2013
EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN IS THE #1 GOAL !
If you agree then go to CHANGE.ORG under Education & Search for
BILLERICA PARENTS
TO: Return the Grading System in Billerica Schools to Percentages & Letter Grades A,B,C
Currently the administration has removed traditional grades(percentages & A,B,C)in K-6. Now using a Standard Base Report Card (SBRC) with subjective numbers 1-4. They plan to continue it in 7 & 8. And these numbers are NOW appearing on rubrics in High School. The SBRC is NOT a recognized grading system for colleges or private schools therefore your son or daughter 4 years of progress in High School will be reduced to 1 SAT score. The Core Curriculum brought down by the state to follow is not just a group of numbers BUT a curriculum that teaches to every level of student. Ours is not it is teaching to the MEDIAN.
It does not drive academic achievement, but creates MEDIOCRITY. There is NO INITIATIVE for the student to Achieve Higher. Grading is INCONSISTENT.
The SYSTEM IS SUBJECTIVE.
Teachers are not speaking up for fear of there jobs!!!
The HONOR ROLL no longer exists. Let's give our children the ability to ASPIRE HIGHER !!
Please GO TO : Change.org Search & Click on Education then
Search for : BILLERICA PARENTS for more information and if you agree SIGN & SHARE with every person of voting age in the town!!

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