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We have used AR for years at our school in grades 4-8. Below that (grades pre-k-3) is is optional for the students to take tests. Sometimes a child scores below a 60 and gets no points at all. Our principal has listened to many parents gripe about that over the years. Can anyone tell me who that is handled at your school? The principal thinks they should still get some points or be able to retake the test, do a book report or something to get credit for reading a book. I say you can get 40% by watching a movie on some books, and just by probability with 4 choices, you should get a 25% just by guessing so should you get points for that? I'd like your thoughts on this please.
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  • Deb ms/IA 60 percent is a D- or almost an F on most grading scales. If they aren't getting 80 percent they aren't growing in their reading skills. So they need to read the book more carefully (or read it period, many kids take the test too soon), f...See More
    Sep 7, 2009
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  • Tyler On 9/07/09, Sheila wrote: > We have used AR for years at our school in grades 4-8. > Below that (grades pre-k-3) is is optional for the students > to take tests. Sometimes a child scores below a 60 and gets > no points at all. Our pr...See More
    Sep 16, 2009
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  • Sheila I agree with both of you, but I need to come prepared with all these reasons to a meeting so if anyone else has something to add, please help! Thanks! On 9/16/09, Tyler wrote: > On 9/07/09, Sheila wrote: >> We have used AR for years at ...See More
    Sep 16, 2009
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  • Carolyn I think focusing on points instead of reading enjoyment and comprehension is the wrong way to look at learning. That makes it all about a number to obtain, not the material from the book. Kids at my school get punished for not making their goals. Thi...See More
    Sep 26, 2009
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  • I don't get you Carolyn 60 percent on any work isn't passing work in some grading scales. It doesn't matter if its a book talk on a book or any type of project on a book 60 percent isn't that great. Your ignorance/intolerance/anger with AR is showing. AR ...See More
    Sep 26, 2009
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