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Grading policy: Where does Federal Way fit? | Letters

I understood that students are complaining that the system is making them fail and some of them were going to respond by...missing class.

I know that the parents are not happy with the system, and I am one of those parents. Do we have an explanation of where standards-based grading has worked in the country, and where it’s been tried and failed?

I am also wondering about the where the Federal Way high schools stand academically in comparison to other high schools of the state of Washington. In talking to the principal at my son’s school, I get one answer. Listening to the school board, I get a second answer. I’m just wondering if the state of Washington has any way of ranking the high schools, and where Federal Way specific high schools rank.

I appreciate any help you can give me, and hopefully this would be the start of an interesting article about the new grading policies.

Scott Jablon, Tacoma

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