Faced with Soaring D’s and F’s, Schools are Ditching the Old Way of Grading

Close up of a teacher in deep thought looking out the window.

LA Times | November 2021

A few years ago, high school teacher Joshua Moreno got fed up with his grading system, which had become a points game.

Some students accumulated so many points early on that by the end of the term they knew they didn’t need to do more work and could still get an A.

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