Savannah, High School English Teacher

There’s room for second chances and redemption. 

“Moving to the practices of Grading for Equity has made me much more informed about the English standards and what it really means to meet them. I have more meaningful conversations with students about the standards and how grades are not arbitrary points for effort, but directly reflect their knowledge of the ELA skills.

There’s room for second chances and redemption because of the 0-4 scale, accepting late work, and not assigning extra credit. Students understand where their grade is coming from and they don’t give up just because they’ve missed out on ‘points.’ Their grade equals knowledge and skills instead of effort and behavior.”

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