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Incorporating Standardized Test Scores Into Course Grades As A Student Incentive or Cutting Down the Christmas Tree

Incorporating Standardized Test Scores Into Course Grades As A Student Incentive or Cutting Down the Christmas Tree

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There are those at my institution, single high school district, not counting our 2 alternative ed sites, who believe a significant number of students have so little motivation and interest in the state testing that they bubble figures on their answer sheets, put their heads down and take advantage of a the time to nap. We are one of those institution where the administration does focus on test performance. There are teachers who have gained the support of the administrators who would like to reward the students who make their best effort on the standard assessment with an increase in their course grade. Any comments on this as a practice?

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