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JFish@csufsd.org

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hypothetical school
Posted: May 25, 2011 8:25 AM
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I know you are busy at this time of year. But I have something for you to
ponder.........

This is about a hypothetical school in a first-ring suburb with cohort
sizes around 110.

The BOE/Administration has outlined the following edicts regarding grades:

1. No marking period grades below a 50 can ever be given.
2. Every student, regardless of IEP conditions MUST take all Regents
exams.
3. Local exams are forbidden if a Regents exam is available.
4. The accelerated 8th grade Algebra class is broken up once in high
school.
5. There are no "lower level" Math courses...every student takes the same
level course and are mixed in with all other ability levels.
6. There is no 2-year Algebra I program allowed. (Nor a 1.5-yr. program
either)
7. All classes are 90-minute blocks
8. Any student that passes the Regents exam, passes the course,
regardless of their actual average.

I am VERY interested in your thoughts on any or all of the above
conditions. Agree or disagree, I could use the information.

Thanks!

Jim



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