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Pass/fail grading system prompts discussion

Pass/fail grading system prompts discussion

Lyah Muktavaram ’22 and Anastasia Thumser '22

April 28, 2020

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Pass-fail system decreases motivation, detracts from learning efforts

Parents received an email on Apr. 5 regarding the new grading system occurring in the fourth quarter, in which students will decide how they want their grades to be reported.

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Opinions Editor

April 20, 2020

March 11 was a routine day for Staples students: classes changed at the ring of the bell, teachers assigned work, messages were received about “Seussical,” sports practices and concerts, the song of the day lady blasted a pleasant German tune. However, by 2:15 p.m. that day, school and all corres...

Board of Education implements optional pass-fail grading 

The Westport Board of Education has changed fourth quarter grading to an optional pass-fail standard for Staples in an effort to decrease stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remy Teltser ’21, Paper Features Editor

April 6, 2020

Staples High School students will have the option to report their fourth-quarter grades using a pass-fail system or with a standard letter grade due to the new distance learning system.  Grades from quarter one through three, which ended on April 3, will be reported by traditional grade letters.  Interim Superintendent Da...

April 8, 2011 l Pass Me the Mic, Please

April 8, 2011 l Pass Me the Mic, Please

April 8, 2011

8:01 a.m. (From left) The Staples Jazz Band backs up Kristen Dionne '14 and Cara McNiff '14 of Christine Radler's period 3 English class as they recite a poem at Open Mic Day in the Library. Classes and individual students are signing up for slots all throughout the day to recite poems and stories or express themselves in other ...

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