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Hold students harmless: Park moves to pass-no credit system

Art by Sophie Livingston. Park moved to a pass-no credit grading system for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year May 1. According to Principal Scott Meyers, percentages this semester will not affect student's grade point averages and the passing grade is 60%.

Marta Hill

May 8, 2020

With schools closed across the state for the rest of the school year, Superintendent Astein Osei said Park decided to move to a pass-no credit grading system. “At this point in time in our country, people are under some tremendous stress and we're just under the belief that this period alone doe...

Staff Editorial: Pass-no credit system’s value unclear

Art by Maggie Klaers. Park administration announced the high school would switch to a pass-fail grading system for the rest of the semester.

May 5, 2020

Although it is important to ensure accessibility and fairness for all students, Park’s decision to switch to the pass-no credit grading system may not have been the right one, and the roll-out of the plan could certainly have been better. Under the new system, students will either receive credit or no ...

Park announces grading change

Park administration announced grading would be changed to a credit/no credit system in 6425 News May 1. According to the update, neither of these grades will factor into students’ grade point averages.

Marta Hill

May 1, 2020

Following the closure of schools for the rest of the school year, Park announced in 6425 News that the grading system will change for the remainder of the school year. Park will issue credit or no grade for second semester, according to 6425 News.  “Circumstances under which we are teaching and l...

 Changes in teaching style should mean changes in grading style

 Changes in teaching style should mean changes in grading style

Tobias Khabie

April 17, 2020

As students and teachers attempt to adjust to life in quarantine, learning plans have been modified so students will only be assigned 2-3 assignments per week in each class, according to Echo. While the style of learning and teaching has been altered, no real changes have been made for the grading sy...

Grading day canceled

AP psychology teacher Sarah Lindenberg works at her desk Nov. 5. District scheduling removed the first quarter grading day and school remains in session Nov. 6.

Makagbe Kuyateh

November 5, 2015

When sophomore Chava Buchbinder heard teachers weren’t having a grading day, she said she was frustrated about the limited amount of days off students have had since the beginning of the school year. “I’m so annoyed. When we have grading day teachers should have a day-off to grade. We need a...

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