Are we obsessed with grading and the grading system?

I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

This tweet comes from Edutopia and asks if our grading obsession does more harm than good.  You can read about it here:

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So what do you think? Is grading harming student learning because it puts too much emphasis on a letter grade and not on knowledge? Or is it vital to measure a student’s progress?

 

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com.  She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media.  You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12.  If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.