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Spokane elementary schools switch to number grades

Photo: Spokesman-Review Photo: Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - Parents looking at elementary school report cards this week in Spokane are seeing 4-3-2-or-1 instead of A-B-C-D-or-F.
     

Spokane elementary schools switch to number grades

Schools have switched to a number-based grading system they say better records student standards and assessments.

The Spokesman-Review reports 4 means consistently extending knowledge; 3 means meeting standards; 2 means approaching standards and 1 means below standards.
     
After three years of testing at six schools, the new system was implemented this year at all elementary schools in the Spokane district.
     
A learning services specialist who led the change, Tammy Campbell, says number grading gives parents a clearer picture of where their child stands.

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