Everyone in education hates grading. Students hate being graded. Teachers hate grading papers. Administrator hate the hours spent recording grades, reporting grades to watchdog agencies, wading through reams of paperwork showing how poorly their students' grades compare to others. An article I read today in The Guardian
profiles a school in Germany that has gotten rid of grades for students below age 15. Although other features of The Evangelical School Berlin Centre (ESBC
) program are worth consideration, the idea of making about three-quarters of students' time in public school grade free interests me. Don't let the no-grades policy fool you: ESBC is no Summerhill
. Maths, German, English and social studies are required subjects. ...