Thursday, December 07, 2006

Grade Correlations

I checked my grades for marking period II today, made sure they were all correct. I wasn't too busy so I checked my percentage pass. My 8th period M&C class had a passing rate of only 33% while my 9th period had a passing rate of 75%. I do the same things in both classes. My 8th period has lots of truants. My 9th period has almost perfect attendance every day. I know this is a big part of it. There is no way for kids in period 9 to get the exams and answers from the earlier class. I'm sure Principal Suit will find some fault with these grades. I don't care. I just wish he could come up with a way to help the failing kids.


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Different kids, different classes, different grades. Can't Principal Suit see that?

Pissed Off said...

That would require some intelligence on Principal Suit's part.

NYC Educator said...

Actually, Principal Suit is following the mandates of those up above, who have determined the sole variable in whether or not kids pass is the teacher.