Grade-free transcripts help prep-school kids | Joanne

High school grades are rising, even as SAT scores remain flat, reports the College Board. In 2013, the average 12th grader earned a 2.90 — nearly a B — average, yet only 43 percent of SAT takers were prepared for college work.

The Mastery Transcript Consortium, a group of 100 elite prep schools, proposes to eliminate grades in favor of creating digital transcripts showing “micro-credits” earned for skills such as “analytic and creative thinking, leadership and teamwork, global perspective, etc.,” reports Medium.

Among the soft skills to be mastered is the ability to “sustain an empathetic…

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