Who instituted the new weighted average changes? As a parent I am beyond frustrated with this new policy. My kids work really hard in school to perform well on all test/quizzes but their hard work sometimes results in a score in the 80’s. Now a grade in the 80’s, your average could drop by 10 points. Forget it, if you score in the 70’s you are pretty much done trying to raise you average in the 7 or 8 week quarter. My kids have great support at home, we work really hard with them to be successful at SHEN, but with this new weight system, it’s getting more and more difficult to be successful. This new system does not benefit all students at SHEN. How do the teachers feel about this new weight system? What is administration really trying to accomplish with this new system? School is going to be a up hill battle for some students at SHEN.

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The policy supports grading based on student achievement of course content and skills.  The policy also expands opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning over time such as through use of redos/retakes.  Your child is encouraged to speak with her/his teacher to discuss any concerns about how their learning is being measured and work with the teacher to ensure understanding of the course material.