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From: Jeanne

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2009071516:19:49
Subject: Re: Re: curving test scores

Shame on you. Who are you to decide which students are C students? Perhaps one topic is more clearly understood by the student then a previous topic. The idea that all grades should fit a bell curve is archaic. If we scale everything to the bell curve in all classes then grades have no more meaning when compared then those that are being given out by teachers who just ask the easy questions so that they can give out all A's and B's. It is a disservice to the profession and more importantly, it is a disservice to the student who does not learn how to or how much to study to perform well. When he leaves and goes off to college or the real world he will feel like he was hit by a truck because of the deception that went while he was in school. He will feel like a failure. And he will not know where to turn or how to fix his "problem".

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