LWSD RHS - Re-evaluate grading policy

LWSD RHS - Re-evaluate grading policy

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Krithika Venkatesan started this petition to LWSD RHS School Administration

To members of RHS school administration:

We, the below-signed parents of RHS students, are requesting action regarding the new grading policy introduced in the 2021-22 academic year.  

This policy, which puts significant weight on tests/quizzes and fundamentally disregards homework/participation, was introduced suddenly to the students immediately after over a year of virtual school, and is causing significant stress to our children.  We, as parents, are seeing that this new grading policy has really wreaked havoc on their mental health and is seriously impacting their learning.  We have encouraged our students to talk to and work with their teachers, but there seems to be no recourse available. Many of the students want to drop the classes and take them outside of RHS. These students are feeling that this is a losing battle and are slowly losing interest in the course and the subject itself.

Therefore, we are requesting the following:

1. That RHS administration immediately work with students, parents and teachers to re-evaluate the grading methodology instituted this year.

2. That, if this system is the choice RHS and the district want to make, that it be instituted gradually over the course of the year, rather than on day one. 

3. That, until the system is proven and understood by all, students have the opportunity to prove mastery via homework or other non-testing options.

4. And regardless, that we allow students to retake or correct quizzes/tests for credit to prove mastery and ensure that they have learned the content.

As a community, we would like to bring visibility and awareness to this situation and seek your help in resolving this issue, so that RHS continues to be an institution that provides an enriching experience for students to learn and thrive in their academic pursuits.

 

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