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A plethora of P’s on report cards confound parents in Montgomery County

He was wide-eyed at first. Ten-year-old Max Krauze opened his report card on a recent summer day in his North Chevy Chase living room to find an array of grades that reflected his fifth-grade work in Montgomery County’s public schools.

But Max lost interest quickly. Most of his grades were “P” — for proficient. By his count, he had 73 P’s spread across his four marking periods. “P is the only thing you get,” he said, noting just a handful of higher grades as he offered the report card to his mother. She quickly scanned the line of P’s.

“What does that tell me about him?” she asked. “What does that mean? He’s anywhere from average to excellent in a bunch of subjects.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/a-plethora-of-ps-on-report-cards-confound-parents-in-montgomery-county/2014/07/20/70cd9fce-fca8-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html

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