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New test sparks mixed reactions

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor February 28, 2014

Next year, students in grades three through eight and 11 will take Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC), set to replace the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in mathematics and English literacy....

New Standards: Instead of an average, students are now given a numerical grade on the standard.

Standards-Based Grading Piloted in Math and Science Classes

Ben Goldschlager and Justine Seligson October 4, 2013

Usually, average is the key word with grading. Quarterly homework is averaged. Semester exams are averaged. Final grades are averaged. A student’s mean among all studied units is the ultimate score. However,...

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