Why have we instituted a new grading policy at Shen, without notifying parents? Why are tests/quizzes weighted more? Is this policy in the best interests of ALL students at SHEN? This is an important issue, and should be addressed. With this new grading policy you are not giving the below and average students a fighting chance to be successful at SHEN.

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Student grades are a measure of their acquisition of course content and skills.  The grading policy supports student achievement and also provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning over time through redos/retakes.  While grades are often viewed as most important, the reality is that grades need to reflect the student’s ability to apply the skills or content they have learned so they are able to succeed in their choice of college or career.  In all cases where there are concerns about grading practices, please encourage your child to speak with his/her teacher.