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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007, 12:17:54 AM »
Although I passed all the standardized testing and was going to a good college, I hadn't finished geography by graduation day (I was taking it by correspondence and my test hadn't yet been graded) and so I didn't get to walk.

They gave me my diploma the next day though.   ::)

that's lame.

I agree.  But, graduation was held at Texas Stadium and they sold beer and concessions because it took forever to read all 1600 names, so I'm not sure I actually missed out on much.

Huh?  You missed out on beer and concessions. 
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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2007, 12:22:02 AM »
Although I passed all the standardized testing and was going to a good college, I hadn't finished geography by graduation day (I was taking it by correspondence and my test hadn't yet been graded) and so I didn't get to walk.

They gave me my diploma the next day though.   ::)

that's lame.

I agree.  But, graduation was held at Texas Stadium and they sold beer and concessions because it took forever to read all 1600 names, so I'm not sure I actually missed out on much.

Huh?  You missed out on beer and concessions. 

I didn't.  My parents did.  The poor hot graduates on the field got nothing.
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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2007, 01:34:35 AM »
If you're so stupid that you can't pass a test like that, you don't deserve a high school diploma.  Those things are ridiculously easy, and it saves a school like Texas Tech the embarrassment of admitting total r-tards.  Now they can just revoke acceptance.

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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2007, 03:33:20 AM »
Although I passed all the standardized testing and was going to a good college, I hadn't finished geography by graduation day (I was taking it by correspondence and my test hadn't yet been graded) and so I didn't get to walk.

They gave me my diploma the next day though.   ::)

that's lame.

I agree.  But, graduation was held at Texas Stadium and they sold beer and concessions because it took forever to read all 1600 names, so I'm not sure I actually missed out on much.

Huh?  You missed out on beer and concessions. 

I didn't.  My parents did.  The poor hot graduates on the field got nothing.

Wait...your school had hot graduates?
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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2007, 12:26:15 PM »
Well, being part of a diploma ceremony when you're not qualified for the diploma does seem slightly weird.

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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2007, 01:03:29 PM »
If you haven't completed / passed your courses, you haven't graduated. Being in a graduation ceremony without having graduated is weird by all means in my eyes.

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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2007, 03:18:38 PM »
Well, no, nobody actually graduated here either, but the ceremony being in the context of graduation was kinda obvious. I expect it is over there too. If not, what are you celebrating?

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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2007, 04:26:15 PM »
If you haven't completed / passed your courses, you haven't graduated. Being in a graduation ceremony without having graduated is weird by all means in my eyes.

I agree.  Does anyone know if this has anything to do with NCLB?  AKA increasing graudation rates despite lack of adequate education?  Seems to me that if the states can't dumb the standardized tests up enough, they need to do something to keep their funding.

Although, I think when I graduated (back in the dark ages), they did have all the GED participants who would not finish the requirements until August walk across the stage as well.  I thought it was just to increase the time for graduation in general (as 1/3 of our "class" were GED folk)...
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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2007, 04:33:49 PM »
Well, no, nobody actually graduated here either, but the ceremony being in the context of graduation was kinda obvious. I expect it is over there too. If not, what are you celebrating?

I thought it was just a show for the parents.   :P

Ok, fair point :)

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Re: Students failing HS standardized tests
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2007, 04:35:25 PM »
I think 3.5 GPA was bottom 10% of the class at my high school.  durn grade inflation.

You're missing the point.

yeah, I saw the pic at the bottom.  I assumed it was photoshopped. 

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