I don't believe in grades.
There. I said it.
That said, because HoneyFern is accredited, I must give them, so I try to make them as meaningful as possible (involving the student in setting criteria, evaluating only what applies or serves as a formative assessment, etc).
One parent (also a teacher) wrote a letter to his child's teacher requesting that his child not be graded at all. Were I to receive that letter, I would happily comply.
What do you think? Could we eliminate grades altogether? With what would they be replaced?
(I have my own thoughts on this matter; curious to hear what you think one way or the other!)