- Volusia County's switch to "standards referenced grading" will be delayed until next August for elementary school students--with decisions by principals and teachers regarding a return to the previous grading system pending at each middle and high school--due to parent and teacher complaints.
- The new system is intended to link students' grades to the Common Core Standards that detail what students should know in each subject at each grade level.
- The standards have been adopted by 48 states and U.S. territories, and Florida is phasing them into its schools through 2014-15.
From the article:
DAYTONA BEACH —Changes to the way Volusia County students' grades are calculated that were rolled out in August have been put on hold because of parent and teacher complaints. "We're stepping back; we're going to take a breath," School Superintendent Margaret Smith said Thursday of her decision late last week to pull the plug on the grading system changes until next school year. ...