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PETITION TO DISCONTINUE USE OF STANDARDS BASED GRADING IN RSU 5
Standards-based grading, also known as proﬁciency-based grading, was implemented hastily and without the full consent of citizens and stakeholders. This 1 – 4 grading system is detrimental to students. It is inconsistent, unclear to both students and parents, diminishes student motivation, and limits students’ college and university opportunities. This system is not required to comply with Maine state requirements for standards-based/proﬁciency-based education. We, the undersigned, request immediate discontinuation of all standards-based grading (1 – 4 metrics) and reinstatement of percentile grading (0-100%).
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