Students are not a level!

I hear it all the time, “That student is a level 3”. It has now become painful to hear. Students are not a level. They are not a data point. If you insist on this grading practice, at least word it correctly.

Students perform at a level.

If you can’t see the difference then I suggest you stop whatever you are doing and read Mindset by Carol Dweck.

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One Comment on “Students are not a level!”

  1. Dave Winter says:

    Like the clarity you’re asking for here.
    Because we can get and give more data doesn’t mean it will add to a student’s level performance either. The Mindset of students could effect engagement, motivation, class climate etc.


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