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RayM

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Re: Traditional versus reform
Posted: Feb 23, 1999 3:32 AM
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I like the quote at the end of Jerry's signature file:
> Jerry Uhl
>
> "Is it life, I ask, is it even prudence,
> To bore thyself and bore the students?"
>
> . . . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Let me try a question this time: What would be wrong with including in all
curricula and standards (including NCTM 2000) a section(s) LIKE the
following?

Rough guideline for accelerated curricula
The top 0.01% of students can cover the material in this standard by the
end of 2nd grade.
The top 0.1% of students can cover the material in this standard by the end
of 4th grade.
The top 1% of students can cover the material in this standard by the end
of 6th grade.
The top 10% of students can cover the material in this standard by the end
of 8th grade.
50% of students can cover the material in this standard by the end of 10th
grade.
99% of all students should finish the material in this standard by the end
of 12th grade.
Students that have finished the materials in this standard should be
challenged with college or graduate level materials from a variety of
subfields.


It puts the ball back in the lap of the person that claims a particular
curriculum is regressive doesn't it? Can't you just say to any protester,
"if this is too easy, just have your kid demonstrate competence (via
SAT/ACT/ERB/ whatever) at the next level and we'll skip a couple"?

Anticipating a barrage of criticism:
Note that LIKE is in capitals. There is no magic to the particular
percentiles or grade levels. They SHOULD be different for each different
standard.

It's a nightmare for teachers. Well, it's intense boredom for students if
you don't.




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2/18/99
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Karen Dee Michalowicz
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2/22/99
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2/23/99
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RayM
2/23/99
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