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A tale of two students

I firmly believe that marks do not belong in a primary classroom. I am convinced that well written and informative comments will aid all learners far more than any A to E grades. It breaks my heart to have to put grades on my student’s reports and this is why. Imagine this. You are eleven

To grade or not to grade?

My class are in the midst of finishing various class tasks, taking end of year diagnostic tests, finishing off projects and the odd test too. The usual end of year routine for many schools. However we no longer grade any work in year 5, instead my co-teacher and I write extensive comments, designed to assist