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Greenville Co. Schools to implement a no-zero policy

Greenville Co. Schools to implement a no-zero policy | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Students who cheat, plagiarize or otherwise do not turn in an assignment at Greenville Co. middle schools will no longer receive a zero, officials said. The no-zero grading practice will be imple...
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Fairfax schools consider new grading policy that would eliminate zeros - Washington Post

Fairfax schools consider new grading policy that would eliminate zeros - Washington Post | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Sweeping changes could help students as they apply to college, some believe.
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New survey: High school grads feel unprepared. Are their schools at fault or ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

New survey: High school grads feel unprepared. Are their schools at fault or ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
“A new survey released today found recent high school grads feel unprepared for college and career and wish they'd been better informed about what they needed and encouraged to meet higher expectations.”
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No more 'zeros' for Orange County students

No more 'zeros' for Orange County students | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
The Orange County School Board approves a controversial plan that prevents students from getting a grade for a class below 50.
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Request to Retest Form

Request to Retest Form | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
This post is going to be short, sweet, and to the point.  Sometimes the kids just don’t get it the first time.  It is our job, as educators, to teach them the concept.  And, sometimes the little da...
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Suspension Program Helps Students Achieve Successn On the Road to ... - The Missourian

Suspension Program Helps Students Achieve Successn On the Road to ... - The Missourian | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
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Why reward not doing the work? - Lethbridge Herald

Why reward not doing the work? - Lethbridge Herald | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Why reward not doing the work?
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Lynden Dorval, a former high school teacher in Edmonton, was fired in 2012 from his teaching position for giving students zeroes for not handing in assignments or missing tests.
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Wake County schools to discuss policy on zeroes - News & Observer

Wake County schools to discuss policy on zeroes - News & Observer | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Wake County schools to discuss policy on zeroes News & Observer But instead of banning zeros, the Wake County school board is scheduled Tuesday to revise the district's grading policy to require each school to set up a plan for helping students at...
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Saunders: Those who earn zeros should receive them - News & Observer

Saunders: Those who earn zeros should receive them - News & Observer | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Saunders: Those who earn zeros should receive them
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Ask school board member Tom Benton whether he thinks students should receive a zero for assignments poorly done, turned in late or not at all, and he'll ask you a question.
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Students, parents outraged as school eliminates academic awards

Students, parents outraged as school eliminates academic awards | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
When Grade 9 student Andreas Winn, 14, made the honour roll last year, it was a point of pride for him (Remember the no-zeroes policy in schools? One Calgary school now has a no-heroes policy, ending its awards.
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Metro's new grading system praised for giving students second chances - The Tennessean

Metro's new grading system praised for giving students second chances - The Tennessean | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Metro's new grading system praised for giving students second chances The Tennessean School officials gave high marks to a newly implemented grading system that prioritizes testing and eliminates zeroes from gradebooks at a Metro Nashville school...
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Late Assignment and non Zero Policies... good intentions gone astray?

Late Assignment and non Zero Policies... good intentions gone astray? | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
When I first heard about not penalizing for late assignments, not putting a zero into a gradebook for late work and not giving a zero on an evaluation instrument I have to say I was intrigued and excited with the potential benefits.
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VA schools banning zeroes to avoid hurt feelings? - OneNewsNow

VA schools banning zeroes to avoid hurt feelings? - OneNewsNow | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
“Even though Virginia is one of only a few states not having to deal with the alleged "dumbing down" of the controversial Common Core, many parents statewide are now concerned with the proposed ban on zeroes from the classroom so that students'...”
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Virginia Schools Want to Ban Zeroes, Focus More on "Classroom Effort" - Town Hall

Virginia Schools Want to Ban Zeroes, Focus More on "Classroom Effort" - Town Hall | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Kids need to learn failure.
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'No zeroes' grading policy awards students half credit for work they don't turn in

'No zeroes' grading policy awards students half credit for work they don't turn in | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
A "no zeroes" policy at Birmingham's W.J. Christian K-8 School has some teachers upset, and concerned that students are taking advantage of the policy.
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No-Zero Policy: Students Don't See Zeroes The Same Way Adults Do

No-Zero Policy: Students Don't See Zeroes The Same Way Adults Do | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
No-Zero Policy: Students Don't See Zeroes The Same Way Adults Do
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Failing 7th graders might have to forfeit football - WFAA

Failing 7th graders might have to forfeit football - WFAA | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
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Failing 7th graders might have to forfeit football
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They aren't penalized for turning in homework late, and zeroes are not given for missing or incomplete work.
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Why schools still need the f-word - The Globe and Mail

Why schools still need the f-word - The Globe and Mail | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Why schools still need the f-word
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Despite his spotless teaching record of 33 years, both the principal and the superintendent of the school board decided that Mr.
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Alta. teacher was unfairly fired for giving students zeros: appeal board - CTV News

Alta. teacher was unfairly fired for giving students zeros: appeal board - CTV News | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
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Alta. teacher was unfairly fired for giving students zeros: appeal board CTV News "The Board of Reference was very harsh towards both the principal and the superintendent on the way they handled the situation, very critical of the whole...
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No Zeroes Grading by S Klimm

This six minute movie aims to give the teacher/viewer pause before awarding a zero to a student for missing work.
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Wake Schools consider banning zeros - abc11.com

Wake Schools consider banning zeros - abc11.com | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Wake Schools consider banning zeros
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... out zeros. N.C. State professor Jim Martin agrees the school district has a problem with grades, but is not on board with the no-zero policy. ...
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CARY: Wake schools looking at banning 'zero' grades, allowing late work | Education | NewsObserver.com

CARY: Wake schools looking at banning 'zero' grades, allowing late work | Education | NewsObserver.com | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Starting as soon as next school year, zeros may be banned as grades from Wake County schools and students could be guaranteed the right to hand in late work for credit and retake exams to get higher scores.
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Should teachers assign marks of zero for students?

Should teachers assign marks of zero for students? | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the practice of assigning a zero for incomplete, late, or missing work after an Edmonton Teacher was suspended for failing to follow his school's asse (RT @MicheleCorbat: ZEROES do NOT motivate.
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Grades spark arguments at school board meeting - Leader and Times

Grades spark arguments at school board meeting - Leader and Times | Grading Policy Changes | Scoop.it
Grades spark arguments at school board meeting
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All responded that zeroes are still given, but that they often serve as “placeholders” in the grade book to note that certain practice assignments were not completed.
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