Grades are obsolete
It's a Bold Statement, however it is true. Grades were originally created to measure mastery. Here are some reasons why it does not affectively measure mastery.
- Grades are given according to mastery within a lesson plan, not the student
- Grades measure understanding of the prescribed methodology, not mastery of concept.
- If mastery is not obtained in the prescribed timeline, students are perpetually "behind."
At Acton our learners learn core skills as well as learning how to learn, in a self-paced environment. This means our learners are 4.0 students (full mastery) with a lesson plan that adapts to their strengths.
The net affect is learners are happier, master subjects, learn how to learn and tutoring is eliminated.
Our learners are 1-2 grade levels ahead of their peers with no homework.