On 11/29/12, social promotion wrote:
> On 11/28/12, Broke FL Teacher wrote:
>> I guess you missed the part about the EOC (end of course) tests? They
>> have to pass a test in these classes now. Grade inflation can't help
>> anymore (I have to admit, that is one good thing about standardized
> No, I know they are going to have end of course tests but I am too jaded
> at this point to believe that the powers that be won't find a way to
> somehow push kids through anyway. At my old school, if a student couldn't
> pass the high school exit exam then on the third try or so they would set
> them next to a very high achieving kid at a round table where they could
> easily copy the other kid's bubbled in letters. Get my drift?
> Another nice trick is for the state or school district or school to make
> the test so easy that you would have to be nearly brain dead to pass it.
> Their are endless ways for school systems to cheat the system. How about
> the teachers or principal just change wrong answers to right later?
> Or helping them during the test? All of these things happen. People who
> are for standards are a small minority who cannot prevail against the
> larger group that wants to make every kid a winner in every area whether
> they are or not
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