Wednesday, July 07, 2010

NYS Education Commissioner: "Grade Inflation" Is Culprit

  
Study concludes that New York State students are moving through elementary, middle and high school with test scores they believe to be adequate, but once they get to college, they find they are not prepared.

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SCATS ~~ SERIOUSLY!? I can't wait until they do the study that attempts to correlate grades with graduation rates!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that read once they get hired at McDonalds or Booger King they aren't prepared?

Anonymous said...

As I stated before.....the percentage of high school graduates going on to college does not mean diddly squat. What we should be looking at is how many high school graduates who go on to college need remedial reading, math and english classes as freshman. The we also need to look at how many of our high school graduates ACTUALLY graduate from 2 or 4 yr colleges and become functioning taxpaying citizen.

Anonymous said...

Of course: how else would all of our children be above average.

So sad!

SCATS said...

To 8:24AM ~~ Do you mean they can't ALL be valedictorians!?

Charlie Hubbard said...

I hope people see this for what it is.
Public education has become a 'con job'. The bad part is school boards don't want to see it.
A big part of this is school board approved contracts that have NO accountability (none, zip, na da).
When I talk about 'give/away's' this is what I am talking about.
I can think about no better example than page 35 of the gta contract (absenteeism) - what a waste of taxpayers $$.
Until we come to grips with it nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is shocking>>>NOT. I have been saying this for years. Tell me how it is my child has an A in math yet needed on going tutoring and even had AIS during school year?

SCATS said...

To 3:23PM ~~ I've explained on here previously that a student's grades have little to do with what they learned or know about the curriculum for a specific subject. The grades are totally subjective and based upon what the student DID or did not do. Did they come to class? Did they participate? Did they do homework? Did they turn in a project/paper/report?

That has nothing to do with things like: Can they find a common denominator? Do they understand the relationship between fractions & decimals? Can they convert one to the other?

See the difference?

Anonymous said...

OP 3:23 Yes I see and know the difference. I have even asked the teacher the specific questions as to content understanding and the answer is typically, we grade based on a point system. I find that the point system is manipulated by the teachers to their advantage.

SCATS said...

To 3:39PM ~~ Do you realize that the first "points" awarded each year are usually given to those students who purchase the entire lot of school supplies? Nevermind that it is illegal to link a grade to a student's ability to pay ;)

Anonymous said...

OP 323, Scats: Yes I am aware of the points for supplies. I posted here last fall about the same issue. That bonus point were given for kleenex, clorox wipes, and cd's. :)