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An unnecessary option: FUHSD’s opt-in progress reports fail to recognize differences in student learning

An unnecessary option: FUHSD's opt-in progress reports fail to recognize differences in student learning

By Sahil Venkatesan

May 4, 2020

The FUHSD Board of Trustees voted on April 28 to create an additional progress report that shows a student’s grade as of March 13.  Students can choose whether or not to send this progress report to colleges.  The decision to add an optional progress report that can be submitted to colleges is a p...

Teachers look for alternatives to traditional finals

Teachers are looking for alternatives to traditional tests as a way to measure students' mastery of course material now that courses have changed to credit/no credit.

By Karen Li

April 26, 2020

With classes moved online for the remainder of the academic year due to COVID-19 and letter grades changed to credit/no credit, teachers are figuring out how to restructure their classes to adequately measure students’ proficiency in the course material.  Typically, teachers use tests and final...

HHS announces it will be moving to credit/no credit for remainder of semester

HHS will be moving the final semester grading system from letter grades to a binary credit/no credit system, according to an email and a frequently asked questions document sent to students and parents on Saturday, April 11. Here are some highlights from that email.

By Naomi Baron

April 17, 2020

HHS, along with every school in the district will be moving the final semester grading system from letter grades to a binary credit/no credit system, according to an  email and a frequently asked questions document sent to students and parents on Saturday, April 11.  The decision came after much deliberation and...