North Dakota school ditches traditional grades

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A school in North Dakota is the first to ditch traditional grading.
The new grading system called “personalized learning”– ditches traditional grades like an ‘A’ or ‘D’.
Now the assignments will get a number– one through four.
For instance — number three means students are proficient and can move on to the next lesson.
With the new program — students can move at their own pace– ahead of the curve or a little slower.  
If the program goes well…it could be implemented throughout the state.

The school is working with universities so these changes won’t affect college admissions.
Students will still have a GPA calculated from their proficiency scores–  to put on college applications.

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