Are students failing or Proficient? | Edutopia
Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Are students failing or Proficient?

Are students failing or Proficient?

Related Tags: Assessment
More Related Discussions
1 27 Views
In our school district a student who scores a 60 on any assement has a letter grade of a "D". However according to the state standards any student who scores a 60% is considered Profecient on that framework. In other words we are promoting a "D" student to the next grade that the state says is almost at Mastery. Does anyone have a problem with this, and any idea who to fix it?

This post was created by a member of Edutopia's community. If you have your own #eduawesome tips, strategies, and ideas for improving education, share them with us.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

Comments (1)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS

David Wees's picture
David Wees
Formative Assessment Specialist for New Visions for Public Schools

I think the letter grade and the percentages are meaningless, as they can easily be gamed. The question is, how important is agreement between your school and your state on what is considered proficient? It seems to me that this can only be addressed with a conversation between your school district and your state.

blog Starting the School Year With a Party

Last comment 1 week 4 days ago in Student Engagement

Discussion Is There a Tool to Help Track Progress Over Time?

Last comment 1 week 17 hours ago in Assessment

blog Essential Habits of an Excellent Educator

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago in Professional Development

Discussion The Problem with Standards-Based Grading

Last comment 1 month 2 weeks ago in Assessment

blog The Common Core Debate: One Teacher Vs. The Experts

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Common Core

Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register.