Wake Ed

October 29, 2013

Wake County school board committee to discuss grading and gifted students

A Wake County school board committee has an agenda Tuesday that includes reviewing policies on grading, gifted students and evaluation of teachers.

The Wake County school board’s policy committee is scheduled to review today a wide range of policies, including those affecting grading. academically gifted students and the retention of teachers now that tenure is being phased out.

The committee will review Wake’s grading system and the R&P behind that policy. For the past several years, grading has been under the microscope as school administrators have reviewed whether grades should reflect student behavior.

The committee will also review revisions to the policy on acceleration and academic achievement and the policy on academically or intellectually gifted students. Parents in the AIG community have become especially vocal about their children not being allowed to stretch themselves as much as they feel they deserve.

Also among the items to be discussed is modifying policies for evaluating certified employees now that teachers who don‘t yet have tenure can no longer receive it and those who have it are slated to lose it by 2018.

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