Thursday, June 23, 2011

This Kid Won't Take Your Kid's Seat In Harvard

And, you will suffer no life long, or even short term health effects  if you give him that extra point on the regents.

The rubic is not G-d.  It is full of situations no one ever counted on.

Have rachmones.  Have some compassion in your heart.  One day, you might have a child in the same situation.  Treat this child the way you would want someone to treat your own.


NYC HS History Teacher said...

I thought about this morning, as a colleague was reviewing projects students in danger of failing were doing at a "credit crunch" a freshman version of credit recovery. All students with either low attendance or bad attitudes. He was asking if they should pass for the garbage that read as though these students hid the fact they were really adept historians all year long. Reality is, at some point, I'm going to get a grade change form, I only teach freshmen, I might as well just throw my hands up and give the ok. Afterall, the administration will find some way to screw me anyways.

Schoolgal said...

A rubric (at least on the ELA) can be so open-ended where a high one can also be a low 2, that having "rachmones" just makes sense. Many times these questions are just too sophisticated for kids that can't live without an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants. I wonder if the test writers have children or ever met a child between the ages of 8 and 10?

Once in awhile teachers will say, this year the test was fair. Shouldn't it be that way every year! And if you change the raw score year to year, doesn't that effect VAM negatively?