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Edmonds Report Card Changes

For our reporting this year at Edmonds, we are moving away from all LETTER GRADES and instead using a PROFICIENCY SCALE for all students.  So what does this mean? While we used to give letter grades to all students, for the last couple decades, we stopped giving them to primary students. Now, more and more schools are moving away from letter grades altogether in favor of proficiency scales.

The proficiency scale we would be using would start at EMERGING –> DEVELOPING –> PROFICIENT –> EXTENDING. And along with the proficiency scale would be DESCRIPTIVE FEEDBACK explaining student strengths, areas requiring growth, goals and ways to support.  More information on WHY we are moving in this direction can be found in this fairly short article https://www.alfiekohn.org/article/case-grades/