After all year hearing about the changed grading system for BCPSS -- that, from now on, grades will be reported as letter grades instead of number grades -- all report cards had NUMBER grades on them when they were handed out yesterday. Ugh. I kind of liked the announced change to letters, not having to worry if a kid got a 93 or a 94 and have them comparing report cards. An 'A' is an 'A'. And it didn't happen. Oh well.
As for Power Teacher Gradebook, though, apparently passwords have been sent home because I'm starting to get questions about grades that parents (and their students, through their accounts) are accessing. Of course, I can't find the directions on either http://www.baltimorecityschools.org or our school website about how to access. I think this system could be a great boon for parents, and I hope the system starts rolling it out better than it has thus far.
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