This brief article explores the concept of replacing numerical grades with a qualitative narrative following some new business practices by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Microsoft. There are, of course, potential positive and negative aspects to this practice and this article lists some of these aspects.Source:
Autumn A. Arnett, Education DIVE, June 6, 2016Description:
Two major criticisms of standardized tests are that they are culturally biased and may not accurately reflect student learning. What if instead of recording student progress in terms of test performance, narrative transcripts followed them to give teachers and community leaders a more comprehensive view of the holistic student? With an increased push towards personalized learning, this is certainly one way to gauge the social-emotional progress of the students and reflect academic progress and concept mastery.
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