On 9/16/09, Tyler wrote:
> 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 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.
> Curious. If a student gets below 60%, have they really read
> the book? Heck, I could never read a book and just click on
> take a test and enter B ever time and get points. I cannot
> understand why a student should get points for a score under
> 60%. Also, points are useless to me if the quality is poor.
> At that point, I cannot believe a student is reading. They
> are conentrated on points, not the fact of reding
> comprehension. If you read a book and understand that book,
> you should easily get 60% or better