No Grades | GPA | Report Cards

Results in curiosity and learning instead of regurgitation and test results.

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Grades, GPAs, and test contribute to fixed mindset on the student side and "teaching to the test" on the teachers' sides. 

Removing these things would contribute to fostering growth mindset and teachers nurturing student's curiosity instead of gunning for the "correct" answer. 

The ability to make mistakes without fear of it affecting their "track record" creates a far more conducive environment for curiosity and growth mindset than the environment GPAs and tests create. 

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In my grade 7 and 8 classroom, I never gave students grades. I only gave them narrative feedback. Of course, we had criteria and we discussed how they met (or hadn't yet met) the criteria. But never ever would a number show up on something I gave back to them.

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