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Nixa Public School District Implements Standards Based Grading

Nixa Public Schools

Allison Cash talks with Dr. Kevin Kopp, executive director of elementary education for Nixa Public Schools, about a new standards based grading system in the district.

The grading system is for grades K-6.  According to Kopp, standards are the expectations of what the district hopes students will learn and can do by the time they finish a grade.  They're expectations, he said, that can prepare students for college and a career.

Students in grades 3-6 won't receive letter grades but will receive scores on several different standards, and teachers will give specific feedback.

For more information, click here.  Information on standards based grading can be found in the parent tab.