Dr. Kevin Kopp

Nixa Public Schools

Allison Cash talks with Dr. Kevin Kopp, executive director of elementary education for Nixa Public Schools, about a new standards based grading system in the district.

The grading system is for grades K-6.  According to Kopp, standards are the expectations of what the district hopes students will learn and can do by the time they finish a grade.  They're expectations, he said, that can prepare students for college and a career.

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Allison Cash talks with Dr. Kevin Kopp, executive director of elementary education for Nixa Schools, about the Missouri Learning Standards and how they relate to the Common Core Standards.