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Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grace Roeske, Social Media Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion

The Stillwater Grade Reporting Policy is focused on reflecting student’s achievements and it explains what grading includes. It is also the link between teachers, parents/guardians and students when it comes to communicating academic progress. Although the policy covers many things like student standards,...

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The hot topic that is lingering throughout the schools hallway is the grading system. The grading system is not a gentle subject because of the fact that there are so many different opinions. The middle schools grading system is the 80 percent summative, 20 percent formative rule all around. The m...

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Photo Slide Shows

"There's definitely too much stress on grades in my opinion," junior Corri Gardner said. "Instead of learning to enhance lives, we're rushing to get everything done. On the other hand, knowledge can be gained at your own pace. Grades don't prove knowledge, and school definitely doesn't teach you ev...

Staff Editorial: grades need to reflect learning

Staff Editorial: grades need to reflect learning

Pony Express Staff

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Within the last year, Stillwater school district 834 has recommended that teachers do not issue extra credit for non-educational things such as tissue boxes and hand sanitizer. Even though this recommendation was made to teachers, some have decided to utilize the flip side of this request by taking points away for tardiness and truan...

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