On Friday, April 13 the STEP (Shifting the Educational Paradigm) club hosted a conference at Cary Academy called "STEP Forward: Evaluating Student Success." The main focus of the conference was on the grading system's influence on students.
To address these issues on a deeper level and foster collaboration among schools, STEP decided to host a conference consisting of various workshops led by teachers, parents, and students from various schools in The Triangle. Additionally, the conference included a panel where the students and teachers were able to ask each other questions to learn about each other's perspective on issues related to student assessment.
The conference, supported by a grant from the Cary Academy PTAA, welcomed over 40 participants. The conference proved very successful in prompting deep insights into the problems surrounding evaluation and developing a framework with which to develop solutions. Attendees said they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.