By: Diane Benjamin
Standards Based Grading is causing an upheaval within Unit 5.
I found this article, please take time to read it. It attempts to promote Standards Based Grading, but read the whole thing. The writer likely doesn’t realize it, but eventually it will make you wonder why any sane school district would do this! https://www.schoology.com/blog/standards-based-grading
As previously reported, Unit 5 hired Garnet Hillman as a consultant for SBG. The changes to grading are not small. Teachers, students and parents all had to be trained, informed, and pacified before implementation. Since controversy is only getting worse, the costs will likely only go up.
I received the FOIA this morning for what Unit 5 has paid to Garnet Hillman. I know the 2 payments received are not the total cost since the emails I posted yesterday show communication in October and November, the payments are for work in September and early October..
So far: $13,000
It doesn’t cost upend education in Unit 5