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Hello,

I just repeated my child in grade 1. Last she received 1's (number scale 1-4) and I had to
fight to retain her. Teachers told me that 1 does not mean my child is not meeting the
standard. I questioned their rating scale and got fuzzy answers. I was able to repeat her
because I fought the district because she got 1's straight across in Math for the entire year.
This year she's doing quite well. While the teachers never return the chapter tests, I've gone
to the school and requested to see them. My child received 100's, 90's and only one 68. All
of the papers that come home are 100's. On her report card she received 2's in every
subject. How could that be? Does the rate of speed that child works factor into a grade?
Any of your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

2015-03-10
tina
 

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Grade
Doctor
says:

I will try to answer your questions.
1 in any scale I have ever seen means that the standard is not met.
Tests should always be returned so that they are about learning not just the score.
If the tests were grade level tests with the scores you saw the summary grade should be
much higher than a 2. Also on the test with the much lower score your child should have
had an opportunity for a reassessment.
The rate at which a child works should not factor into a grade.

 

 

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