Wisconsin School District Replaces A-F Grading Scale with ‘Kinder’ Model

A school district located in Madison, Wisconsin has abandoned the long-standing traditional grading system of “A-F,” and instead replace it with a simpler and “kinder” model that is allegedly meant to reduce stress, as Breitbart reports.

The Madison Metropolitan School District will be replacing the five-level A-F system with a four-level system that features the following ratings, from greatest to lowest: “Exceeding, Meeting, Developing, and Emerging.”

Christian Schneider, a parent in the district, said that he noticed the difference when his second-grade daughter’s report cards included words such as “Exceeding” and “Emerging” instead of A’s or F’s.

Schneider also noted that the new system only seems to apply to a student’s behavior rather than their performance in a particular course, saying that “instead of being graded on ‘math’ or ‘science,’ my daughter is being graded on ‘tells a story or describes an experience.’”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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