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Should ar points be counted as 20 percent of my childs reading grade. In my childs school she is required to get at least 20 points each nine weeks. If she fails to reach her goal by the end of the nine weeks and she had an A in reading class, her reading grade on her report card will be a C. If she does not have at least half of her points by mid term she is not allowed to perticapate in gym class or recess. She attends a plubic school and this is the only school in the district that does this. are they allowed to require this at one school but not all schools?
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A Parent Well, we have something in common then, we both choose not to listen.

Home-schooling may be the best option.

On 4/12/10, Why? wrote: > This question has already been answered for you multiple times. Two people > have explained it. You choose not to listen. > > I shall not waste my time explaining it to you again. > ...See More
Apr 12, 2010
to-A Parent (aka Fireman Dad?) Those of us whom have taught scores (hundreds, in my case) of students for years, know we need to do more than read one page of a manual before we know it all. You cannot expect children to fulfill a reading requirement (goal) and then tell them it really doesn't count for anything tangible. They need some motivation and that's why it is a portion ...See More
Apr 12, 2010
to-A Parent-just to clarify Just to clarify further, this is why it counts for a grade, NOT why we use AR in the first place. I'm sure you know that.

On 4/12/10, to-A Parent (aka Fireman Dad?) wrote: > Those of us whom have taught scores (hundreds, in my > case) of students for > years, know we need to do more than read one page of a > manual before we k...See More
Apr 12, 2010
funny arent,

I am just questioning how a program is run because of how it is apparently contrary to how the EXPERTS that made the program say it is to be run. I understand that it also says because we know schools will grade it so here are the guidelines for that. My question is and remains, why?

Funny’s Response: Parent, I’m just ...See More
Apr 12, 2010
middle school parent It would be very helpful in advancing this discussion if teachers posting here clearly and factually established what Accelerated Reader is and is not.

A quick glance at the company's own information ([link removed].

AR does not teach reading -- that is something else entirely, as teachers know.

Everyone can agree, I thin...See More
Apr 13, 2010


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