Sun, Mar 03, 2013 8:02 PM in Do You Allow Retests?
Well it just makes sense that we are irritated that graduates can't do what we ask of them, then why are they graduating? At some point, you have to make a concession. You can't have a 15 year old in elementary school. That said, I don't agree with the everyone passes mentality. I've had student teachers who didn't need to become teachers either, but at that point, it was hard to stop them. Why? W...
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Sun, Mar 03, 2013 12:31 PM in Do You Allow Retests?
Our district mandates reteaching and retesting for any failing math or reading grade (or maybe all? but math and reading is the focus...) You have to average the two grades together and the final score cannot b posted higher than a 70. Now... I don't have a problem for this with kids that are trying, truly trying, and it just hasn't clicked for them. I do have a problem with this for kids that don...