This article explores the No Grades, No Grades (NG2) program in New Hampshire, where seven elementary schools are participating in a pilot, slowly moving away from both traditional age-based grouping of students into grades and assessment based on letter grades. Instead the schools are embracing the following 6 tenets: project-based learning, learner agency, whole person development, blended learning and competency-based assessment. The article explores how the adoption has taken shape and the impact of this new structure on students, teachers and the classroom.
This article provides a real life glimpse into a school and would be a great read for school leaders and educators interested in competency-based assessment and more flexible groupings based on learner needs, rather than age. It would also be of interest to leaders in other states considering a shift away from traditional structures.
Source Organization: EdSurge