Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) administration is currently researching potential changes to middle and high school grading guidelines – including grading practices for homework, late work and the use of zeros.
To learn more about these potential changes and to give their feedback, parents, community members and staff are invited to attend the Fair and Equitable Grading Practices Community Forum, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Princess Anne Middle School.
Thomas Guskey, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Kentucky, will start the night with a presentation. Attendees will then have the opportunity to ask him questions on grading practices and the purpose of grading.
For more information regarding the division’s work with Fair and Equitable Grading Practices, review this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
All attendees will also have the ability to submit comment cards, which will be provided to the Fair and Equitable Grading Practices Committee.