Parents still questioning grading for learning
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:20:00 GMT —
LEXINGTON COUNTY (WACH) -- Alan and Dawn Hyatt are making sure their voices are heard.
The Lexington couple joined a group of parents at a school board meeting last Tuesday questioning a new grading policy in Lexington school district one.
"It's hard to be a partner with the school at home as a parent if we don't have a common goal were working on" said Alan Hyatt.
"They need to re-look at how it's affecting each student, they heard from students and it's hurting them," adds Dawn Hyatt.
The Hyatt's aren't the only ones fighting against grading for learning.
Last week parents packed the district office demanding answers on the new grading policy that only counts test scores instead of class participation, homework, and extra credit.
Lexington one chief communications officer Mary Beth Hill says after last weeks meeting superintendent Dr. Karen Woodward is reviewing the new learning initiative from the viewpoint of parents, teachers, students and administrators.
Hill says Dr. Woodward and the district staff have been meeting with everyone that is affected by grading for learning for several weeks.
The district is also surveying teachers and will be putting together a group of parents from each school to provide feedback on the new learning policy.
"I like the fact that Lexington One explores new options for our students that's what makes us a forward thinking district, the thing I didn't like is that this wasn't communicated, " said Dawn Hyatt.
"As long as their listening, I think we can find a way to make this the district that everybody still wants to move to," concludes Alan Hyatt.
School board member Jean Haggard contacted the Hyatt's after last week's meeting.
They plan to meet to further discuss grading for learning.
Wach Fox contacted the Lexington One school board chairperson Cynthia Smith and she refused to comment on grading for learning.
Report cards for the first semester under gradign for learning come home on October 28th.