Consequences for grades

Discussion in 'Middle School / Junior High' started by Letsgo, May 10, 2011.

  1. Letsgo

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    At your middle schools, what types of consequences exist for poor grades? Are students allowed to fail classes, attend summer school, or be held back a year? Are there any year round consequences? How do these things effect overall student academic performance?
     
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  3. mopar

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    We have a no sports or extracurricular activities (1D---you can practice but can't play, more than 1D---you go to study group).

    We have summer school, but most students don't attend this. This is only for students who basically fail all year.

    We do not hold back students, but have made students go down a grade to take the constitution test if they didn't pass.
     
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    Similar to mopar, we can hold students out of EC activities if they are failing. Yes, students can fail a class (I have one that has no chance of passing the semester) however the school cannot hold the student back on its own. The parent has to agree to it. This is unlike high school were students have to earn the credit to advance.
     
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    One F on a progress report or report card makes that student ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities until the end of the grading period. We also go by GPA. If the report card/progress report GPA is lower than 1.666, no extracurriculars. This includes stuff like attending ball games, club meetings, field trips, etc. We do fail students in the junior high, but not enough.
    I think one of the problems we have when these students get into the high school is that there really haven't been consequences for failing classes and then they are shocked when they fail three classes and are a freshman again.
     
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    Do you think failing classes helps kids? I teach at an intnl school with mostly British teachers, and they don't have that system in the UK, so find it strange in Colombia. The kids in the UK get low marks but keep going to the next level, only they carry those low marks with them, and obviously it makes it harder to get into a university.
     

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