Sunday, January 29, 2006

A Thought Exercise: Report Card Remake

In South Australia, they're changing the format used on report cards to make them more "parent friendly."

One of the changes that had been proposed but in the end was not adopted was the ranking of students by grade point average.

Even though I can easily imagine the controversy that this would cause, would it actually be productive to rank students on the report cards that would be distributed to parents?