Download: Will Eliminating Letter Grades Help Students?

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

The Milwaukee Public School District has eliminated traditional letter grades for students in K-8 and will use a “standards-based” grading system instead.

According to JSOnline, ‘AD’ will be used to describe a student as advanced, ‘PR’ for proficient, ‘BA’ for basic and ‘MI’ for minimal.

The report card will also include a 1-4 number scale to gauge things like a student’s behavior, effort and preparedness.

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Another change is the students won’t be penalized for late assignments.

Administrators say the new system gives a better picture of a student’s progress, JSOnline reported.