Swedish Kids To Get School Grades

The Swedish government decided Monday to allow schools to give grades to all children, even from their very first year in class.

The proposal is controversial here, as many don’t want young children to feel like they have failed if they aren’t doing as well as their classmates, and at the moment all grade-like marks are banned for the youngest children. Instead parents get a written report.

But the centre-right government thinks it’s only right that parents can get a more concrete idea of how their kids are doing, and have now decided that grades should be allowed. They aren’t compulsory however, it’s up to individual schools to decide if they want to add a grade-like system to the written reports.

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