EAG: CHICAGO – Some public schools are shifting from traditional letter grades to “progress guides” with more ambiguous measurements of student achievement, and Chicago area parents think the new “standards-based” approach is junk.
“This tells me nothing,” Kylie Spahn, mother of Herrick Middle School seventh-grader Jessica Spahn, told the Chicago Tribune as she reviewed her daughter’s “progress guides.”
Other parents in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 expressed similar sentiments in survey earlier this year, according to the news site.
“Absolutely can’t stand longitudinal report card! So confusing!” one parent wrote. “Just to back to giving simple letter grade!”
“Absolutely hate the math report card,” another parent wrote. “Giving me a date when my child mastered a skill tells me absolutely nothing. It’s totally worthless.” MORE