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Topic: Percent passing for Alg2/Trig
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Re: Percent passing for Alg2/Trig
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 10:19 PM
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When our students reach our Board's determined number of absences a letter is sent saying the student has failed the course but the parent has the option to set up a meeting with administration to reach a resolution. So far I don't know that it's been an issue. Either it is resolved by dropping the course before the end of the year, making up the time and work missed - which all good students do, or the student fails because they just aren't there to learn the material and do the required work. According to our Board policy which is in the Student Handbook, class participation is worth 20% of their grade and we are required to deduct 5 points out of 100 of their class participation grade if they are absent and don't make up the work. So the combination of the loss of class participation grade and zeroes for the work they didn't do they would have a difficult time passing anyway - at least this was the case with the two I mentioned previously. (Homework is also required to count as 20% of their grade.)
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Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Percent passing for Alg2/Trig

Your school allows students to be denied credit due to excessive absences??
Interesting...was under the impression that was not 'legal' (would not hold up against a lawsuit)
Liz Waite

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Noftsier <>
To: nyshsmath <>
Sent: Thu, Jun 30, 2011 12:31 pm
Subject: Re: Percent passing for Alg2/Trig

Beaver River had 88% passing and 38% mastery. Down significantly from last
year (especially the mastery) but none of my failures were surprises. We
only had four and I recommended that two of the four not take the test as
they could not get credit for the course due to excessive absences.

Kathy Noftsier
----- Original Message -----
From: "nyc math teacher" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:25 AM
Subject: Percent passing for Alg2/Trig

>I know the test was a terrible test. There were entire topics missed, bad
>questions and bad math. But, what i keep hearing is how many kids failed.
>I do not get that. There were enough questions and points to pass. Maybe
>not with terrific grades, but passing.
> I heard that one nyc school, which has a decent reputation, had about 45%
> passing.
> My school had a little above 90% passing.
> I am curious if other people know their school?s percent or other school?s
> percent. If you can, please state the area (region of NY) and the
> percent. This is not about personal glory, but what the results are
> around the state.
> Thank you.
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