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The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

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Opinion: rubrics are better than you think

Riley Young, Editor in Chief, Creative December 9, 2023

Walking out of class trying to decode whether your history rubric is a good grade or a bad one? Been there. Hands shaking as you nervously await your transcript because you’re not sure if your interim...

Breaking down grading at The Urban School

Vivien Manning February 6, 2018

Walking through Urban at 5pm on Friday the day grades are released, the anxiety is palpable. Grades, especially the only letter grade we’ve seen all term, can feel so momentous. As a senior, I’ve...

High expectations for participation hinder students’ grades

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer June 4, 2015

There are 15 minutes left of class when my teacher asks the students a question. After 30 seconds, only one student raises his hand. The teacher continues eyeing the room as she nearly begs for another...

Urban ends first year of new grading policy

Ella McLeod, Staff Writer August 23, 2012

For some students it’s still a controversy, while for others it’s a non-event: Friday, June 8 will mark the end of Urban’s first year of a more transparent approach to classroom grading. Last...

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