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Old 05-16-2014, 05:01 PM
Location: Northeast states
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What your thoughts of Danbury High ending the idea of testing Is it good or bad idea ?

Danbury high to end mid-term and final exams - NewsTimes
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:52 AM
Location: Connecticut
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Look, students going off to college have to face exams. Having them in high school prepares them for this. Isn't that the job of high school is to prepare students for the future? If they eliminate exams, how does that prepare them? IMHO, it does not. Jay
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Location: Colorado
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I don't buy the idea that by removing mid-terms and finals that it adds to the number of classroom time, MAYBE midterms but not finals.

I went to Danbury High in the 90's. From what I remember, the last 5 days of the school calendar are half-days for high school students due to finals. We would only have to come in for our designated finals time. Seniors would have taken their finals a few weeks ahead of time so that final report cards could be prepared to let seniors know their final class rank, GPA, and send those to colleges. Midterms were in January and were the same way, you only had to go in for your midterm. However, there were some classes which were only for a single semester, this was their final.

Does anyone really think that during the last 5 days of school more learning will take place? Sure by eliminating finals, teachers can spend more time teaching vs. review (which is good for students) for the big final. But grades will be due before school lets out on the last day, meaning nothing taught can be used for grades, books will be turned in, etc...
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