New Grading System Allows Better Understanding

Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A new grading system put into operation earlier this year allows parents to better understand how their children are doing in classes in Sheridan County School District 1.

District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza said that was the idea behind the district's decision to implement the new system, called TeacherEase, when school started this fall. Kobza elaborated in a recently interview with Sheridan Media.

He said the district needed something that would give parents good information, that was easy to read but that also met the needs of teachers.

Sara McGinnis, who's the school district's curriculum director, in a presentation at a meeting of school trustees earlier this month, said one of the advantages of the new program is that teachers can go online and see the same thing that parents are seeing. She said that wasn't possible with the previous grading program.

McGinnis said the program's parent portal offers a lot of options so that parents can track their children's progress.

Kobza said there were some initial hurdles, but district personnel feel like the new program is working well now and allows the district to report grades in a way that's accurate and that parents, students and teachers can better understand.

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Sara McGinnis in her presentation to school trustees. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sara McGinnis in her presentation to school trustees. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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