Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Colorado school district does away with grade levels

It's not about homeschooling, but a public school endeavor I thought worthy of note.

The change that's getting by far the most attention is the decision to do away with traditional grade levels – for kids younger than eighth grade, this first year, though the district plans to phase in the reform through high school a year at a time. Ultimately, there will be 10 multiage levels, rather than 12 grades, and students might be in different levels depending on the subject. They'll move up only as they demonstrate mastery of the material.

from The Christian Science Monitor
by Amanda Paulson
read the entire article here

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