From left, De Pere High School students Tara Ouradnik, Daria Pierce, Mary Trulley, Tyler Lambert and Bethany Gebelein earned awards at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Scholastic Art Awards competition. The school plans to change grading policies to better reflect student achievement.
Some teachers accept assignments a day or two late. Some provide extra credit projects to boost grades. Some give students a zero for cheating. Others do not.
Learning how to navigate high school often involves learning the ways different teachers grade. De Pere High School, however, plans to change that by retooling inconsistent grading policies.
A committee has spent more than a year reviewing grading systems, and changes are expected for next school year. The idea is to become consistent at a time when schools are adopting Common Core State Standards, new teacher evaluation systems and ...