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Windsor Locks School System Replacing Traditional Letter Grades

New grading system being implemented, officials expect entire school district to be using it by 2020.

Windsor Locks School System Replacing Traditional Letter Grades

The days of students striving to earn “Straight A’s” may be coming to an end… and then in a few years will it be about earning “Straight ES’s”?

The Windsor Locks school system is joining about 25 school districts in the state in adapting to a new style of grading.

According to WFSB 3, students in kindergarten through seventh grade won’t be getting letter grades as in A, B, C, D and F. Instead, students will be marked with one of the following grades:


  • ES, which means exceeding standards
  • MS, which means meeting standards
  • PS, which means progressing toward standards
  • LP, which means for limited progress


The students will also get feedback on their work habits, according to WFSB.

This is a K to 12 journey,” Windsor Locks Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susie Bell told WFSB. “We are on to transform our system so all students reach that college level skills.”

Windsor Locks officials expect the entire district to be using the new grading system by 2020. Next year, eighth graders will have the new grading style and high school freshmen the following year, according to WFSB.

Read the full story here.

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