My magnet PreK-8 school uses a letter system for K-5 and numbers (now online grade book) for 6-8. The elementary grading system is a little different … we grade them on Cooperation and Effort with either E for exceeds standards, M for meets standards or B for below standards. (Standards as in objectives) (We give a grade for each student in Cooperation and Effort.) Honestly it’s not my favorite. My previous school in the same district used a simple (E)xcellent (S)atisfactory or (N)eeds Improvement system for K-5. Either way honestly it’s harder to grade the students based on data I collect per my teachers evaluation system. I understand that’s rather standard operating procedure for elementary school, but in this new era of data (DATA DATA!!) I personally don’t think it works.