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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 09:15 AM
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26. I'm not sure what you're upset about?
My kids went through this and it makes sense. The kids get a chance to get exposed to a college level course in high school. The standardized test means that every school will get the same testing, so colleges will be able to quantify the grades. The grades come in on a scale of one to five. Three is a passing grade. You get a three and it means that you understood the essentials of the course. However, it doesn't mean that you automatically get college credit even if you do get a three or a four because not all colleges accept this system. Some of the high level colleges won't accept anything less than a five in passing.

Wow. I can't believe how you view this. I know my kids studied their asses off for these things. One more than the other and they only did moderately well. We didn't mind because we were glad they had a chance for the exposure.

Some of your opinions are just shocking. School system using tests as a weapon against students? If they don't perform well, like a good, little trained monkey? You are ROBBED of college credits?

This is one of the few times you can claim that ALL students are under the same program. But I'll tell you what isn't the same. Some parents will spend the extra money for tutors or special courses on the side because it's true that every child has their own hurdles to jump. If a kid knows he does bad on standardized exams, then he needs to prepare harder, taking those extra tutoring.
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