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Monday, March 21, 2011

Where Are The Regulars?

We also reviewed the high school's grading system. She had some real questions about grading and classes in the high school. She talked in detail about her Reading and Writing classes and what they do in each. She showed me a powerpoint presentation from Technology class. It was rather a good assignment sample from the teacher. I felt more at ease about her writing ability under pressure. We reviewed the grading chart below and she had a question that I could not answer.

"Where's the column for the regulars?" Regulars?

Grading System Dwight Morrow High School
Grade
AP
Honors
College Prep
Numerical Grade
A
5.0
4.5
4.0
95 - 100
A-
4.67
4.17
3.67
90 - 94
B+
4.33
3.83
3.33
87 - 89
B
4.0
3.5
3.0
83 - 86
B-
3.67
3.17
2.67
80 - 82
C+
3.33
2.83
2.33
77 - 79
C
3.0
2.5
2.0
73 - 76
C-
2.67
2.17
1.67
70 - 72
D
2.0
1.50
1.0
65 - 69
F
0
0
0
< - 65
She thinks that there is a whole segment of students not even considered. Notice that there is a column for AP, honors and college prep. She said, "I'm college prep, but it looks like everybody else is college prep anyway. What if you are regular? We know we're regular. Where are we on the chart? I mean, what if we can't go to college? What if we don't want to go to college? Everybody can't go. So where is the space for the regulars?
I think that is a very good question. So powers at be, where do the regulars fit in on the chart above?