No more A’s for students at Carlsbad Municipal Schools

Carlsbad students may no longer have to worry about A’s or F’s on their report card as Carlsbad Municipal Schools planned to do away with traditional letter grades in favor of a “standards-based” system. 

The Early Childhood Education Center gave a presentation about how it began implementing the program along with new report cards for its kindergarten students. The new report cards are based on a rubric that scores a child’s assessment with a 1, 2, 3, or E according to the presentation. 

Superintendent Dr. Gerry Washburn said during a June 15 school board meeting that the new grading system would be rolled out by grade level allowing the program to grow along with the students. 

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