Lincoln High School Statesman

The grading system needs an upgrade

The grading system needs an upgrade

Genna Sheriff, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Each school district has the opportunity to set their own grading scale. For the Sioux Falls School District, the grading scale used is a little peculiar. To obtain an “A” in a class, students need a 93 percent average compared to the 90 percent average in most college settings. This 3 percent increa...

Slader controversy brings grief, heartbreak

Slader controversy brings grief, heartbreak

Slater Dixon, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

As school authorities sift through the heartbreaking wreckage, one thing is for sure: This is a tragedy that will never be forgotten. There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the controversy, and a statement by Slader.com released this morning seems to only lead to more questions. “We are deeply grieved ...

The SFSD considers a new grading system

The SFSD considers a new grading system

Slater Dixon, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

In the midst of renewed efforts to boost grades across the district, administrators are pointing to the grading system as an area that could use some work. The biggest idea: Replace the percentage based grading system with one that gives scores based off of where you would be if you were playing a game o...