Do you believe grades are a good measurement of student learning? This can be a polemical topic that divides educators around the world. On the one hand, grades may keep students accountable and provide a measurable result to students and parents. On the other hand, grades don’t tell the whole story.
This article is written from a Physical Education perspective, claiming that narratives are a much preferred option to grades for communicating student learning and progress.
As educational leaders this topic is something that will undoubtedly arise in our careers in the hallways, at parent/staff meetings, and at conferences. It may not be as important which side of this discussion we agree with as educational leaders, but rather that we are able to discuss the pros and cons on the topic intelligently.