the district about this grading system for the youngest students...Scott is joining us LIVE... Scott? 3 39-441:31-1:36 when I showed parents the old report card for a first grader in clay county it was pretty familiar to them.... but when I showed them the new one the reaction was a little different. 9:01:38 - oh this is way too much to decipher. I think it's really difficult for parents to understand what a lot of these phrases mean. 9:9:03:05 - it's confusing. Very hard to read. I mean, this made much more sense. while at first glance it's a lot of information the clay county school district says there's a reason why things like "PARTITION CIRCLES AND RECTANGLES INTO TWO AND FOUR EQUAL SHARES" and "WRITE NARRATIVES IN WHICH THEY INTRODUCE A TOPIC" are on the new report cards.GAVIN ROLLINS/CLAY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 8:54:32 - instead of giving a letter grade it gives a lot more feedback. Because the goal of a letter grade is not just to have a point value, it's to tell the story of your child's progress.the district says this is a lot more helpful to parents. 8:56:42 - 'we're talking k-2nd grade.Is this too much for young kids?' well, and that's one of the challenges is communicating. But what we feel it does is give more infor to parents. If your child gets and 'a' that doesn't tell you your child has trouble re-telling a story. Part of this has to do with a new federal educatino system called common core .Its been adopted by 45 states and is designed to get all students up to a certain level.The system has drawn some controversy...but some parents I talked to are happy to get more information about how their kid is doing.MICAH BARTH/PARENT 9:02:17 - if it gets down to nitty gritty.You find out what you need to know. If your kid's doing well or not. I think it serves a good purpose. 3 Scott, you said this new grading system in clay county is only for kindergarten through 2nd grade.What about the other grades?