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Final Exam determines placement for following year?

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I just learned that a final grades in high school are considerable factors for how a child is placed in the upcoming year - crazy?

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      ediggityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why is this crazy?  A lot of college requirements are based off high school performance.  For example, the college isn't going to place a student in Calc I If they couldn't pass basic Algebra with a satisfactory grade.  It is also really major, and college dependent.  Some colleges even make you take a placement test in addition to the high school grades.

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        mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is crazy because on the final exam grade is used for placement not the final grade for the year...

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          ediggityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, your original post said, "a final grades."  Not final exam score, or final exam grade.  Guess colleges are trying to weed out the slackers, and see who put in the effort during the last stretch.

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    aoiffe379posted 7 years ago

    Look at final exams grade in this way. For most things in life, an individual is given one chance. Examples in society include Olympic Games events, beauty pageants, television shows like American Idol and game shows that include money. Even on HubPages, you win or lose based on traffic and clicks. Every day should be an opportunity to improve. Students should learn the meaning of excelsior and like the character in the poem, move on in spite of adversity. Any student who plans to attend college should find out the expected standard and strive to meet it.Even those who decide to bypass college should think of the workplace as performance counts there too. Society rates each person daily; and it makes choice too according to its own criteria/criterion.

 
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