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(Sun Sentinel)   What do you do when enough students fail a test required to graduate? Create loopholes   ( divider line
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2003-05-29 11:31:12 AM  
No one has any idea how many students this would help.

...or how many it will hurt. For many, I suspect, this "help" will just enable them to continue in their sloth, idiocy, and sense of entitlement.
2003-05-29 12:01:31 PM  
High School Diplomas: Overrated and Unnecessary

Looking back, I realize that I'd be at the exact same place in life as I am now even if I had never graduated high school (I'm doing very well, by the way).
2003-05-29 12:37:38 PM  
NOFX was right, the idiots are taking over.
2003-05-29 01:03:31 PM  
The only one of those loopholes that makes sense is the one intended for people that have moved to Florida after Grade 10.
2003-05-29 02:30:14 PM  
So what's new? When the DoD failed to certify missle defences in preparation for Y2K, they just changed the criteria.
2003-05-29 02:32:38 PM  
Hooray for lowering the bar. No need to hold people accountable for thier actions. Let's just let everyone feel good about themselves. That will make everything better.
2003-05-29 02:32:49 PM  
It's a very good idea to let people who cannot achieve the basics of 10th grade into the community colleges.

After all, a meaningless college education is a basic human right.

Maybe they were confused by the FCAT... After all, these are the children of people who can't figure out a ballot.

/muttering to self
2003-05-29 02:33:09 PM  
Funny how this is Broward
2003-05-29 02:33:35 PM  
Can't that chick who put the first-grade class through college just adopt them and work her magic again?
2003-05-29 02:33:44 PM  
ahhhhh. exactly why a high school degree and college degrees mean less and less every year.

because any moron can get em
2003-05-29 02:33:55 PM  
Hello, Florida tag? It's there people, USE IT!

FCAT, MCAS, SAT, MCAS, LSAT - all this stuff sucks and doesnt measure real world intelligence, period.
2003-05-29 02:34:25 PM  
i scored in the 99th percentile for the WASL in every category.

its a scary to know that our 'future' leaders score badly on simple tests.
2003-05-29 02:34:49 PM  
Sounds like Jeb's recruiting more potential voters for himself.
2003-05-29 02:35:02 PM  
its a scary that i omit words, also.
2003-05-29 02:35:06 PM  
Test made by idiots that fail idiots... brillant!
2003-05-29 02:35:10 PM  
I had to change my major in college just so that I would feel that I spent all of that money for a reason.

/grade inflation
2003-05-29 02:35:12 PM  
At least 1,250 Broward students and 1,100 in Palm Beach County failed one or more portions of the 10th grade FCAT.

As much as I hate to bring it up, just where have we had problems with these counties before?
2003-05-29 02:36:13 PM  
If a person cannot manage to get a high school diploma, what makes them think that they will have any degree of success in community college?
2003-05-29 02:36:36 PM  

Maybe the student would have a better chance at passing the test if they redesigned the test form to look like this :

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2003-05-29 02:37:25 PM  
Holy farking jeebus, they better learn to say "Do you want fries with that?"! They can't manage better than a 2.0 GPA and a cumulative 720 on your SATs? Flunk the little dummies! Laws of probabiliity give you a 400 on the SAT if you have to guess for *every* question! Did these kids even *go* to class?
2003-05-29 02:37:31 PM  
shouldn't this have a florida tag?
2003-05-29 02:37:37 PM  
OK, might as well poke the ant hill a bit...

Algebra I Mid Term Exam

Ebonics Version

Directions: Make sho yo be putting yo name on the upper right hand comer. Don't be axing no dumbass questions an keep yo shifty mothafarkin eyes on yo own sorryass papers.

Number 1. (25%)

Elon and Tyrell bot want to meet fo lunch. Elon's home be 5 mile north of Tyrell. If Elon leave at 10:30 bookin bout 3 mile per hour while Tyrell, who have one coolass bike, ain't not departin till 11:00 zoomin bout 20 mile per hour, what time be Elon axing Tyrell for a bite of fiied chicken?

Number 2. (25%)

Yolanda, she be 11 year older than her daughter Carinda. Carinda have a biatch Carmel who haf her age. In how many years be Carmel haf as old as that ugly ass ho Yolanda?

Number 3.(40%)

If Leroy axes Marvin fo 10 gram of 60% coke an Marvin ain't not got nothing but 8 gram of 80% and some ol 20% shiat, how much of the cheap stuff be Marvin mixing up so Leroy can go off the hizzie?

Number 4.(10%)

Lenwood and Keshawn jus lifted one gross of basketballs offa Kmart. If studly Lenwood can dunk fo mo balls per minute than Keshawn, how long be these bros slammin and jammin fo they be needin suh mo balls to play wif?

Extra Credit:

Which number, A or B be bigger? Make sho you shows all yo work. 20

A.The total number of hos Wilt Chamberlain and B.B. King be sleeping wif

B. The number of yard OJ done ran fo in his best season timeses the number a cuts he be putting in that no good honkey biatch Nicole afta catchin her wif a guy what ain't got no goddam mothafarkin rights be ridin roun wif OJs car
2003-05-29 02:38:16 PM  
This is the end they suggest an alternative method of passing where you need a 350 math and 370 verbal on the SAT. You have to be borderline retarded not to be able to get those scores. I used to be an instructor the The Princeton Review's SAT class, so I know exactly how they score that test. By randomly guessing and taking the test 2 or 3 times, you will most likely get a 350/370. These people are just stupid and don't deserve a high school diploma.
2003-05-29 02:39:16 PM  

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2003-05-29 02:41:01 PM  
But the department relented and suggested such cut-off scores as a 370 on the SAT verbal and 350 on the math exam.

Wow. I'm sorry, but even if you get what's comparable to a 720 on the SAT, you shouldn't be able go to college.

Hell, that's half of what I got on mine. Even on a NY public school education.
2003-05-29 02:41:11 PM  
Yeah Youngfar because only black people failed the tests. Dumbass.

So, young, how well did YOU do in your tests?
2003-05-29 02:43:05 PM  
a picture is really worth a thousand word Ninja_Pancakes

I never took any of these tests but I would like to think I could have got higher then that.

WTF though, if they can't pass high school, send them to college in hopes that will solve it.

this is kind of like corperate america. someone is a pain in the ass and can't function normally , promote him out of your section, that will fix it
2003-05-29 02:43:37 PM  
Young_Fart, How farking necessary was that? Did the part of your brain that controls discretion or the part that understands relevance fail catastrophically? Just nod, wad.
2003-05-29 02:44:54 PM  
Sorry, but at 720 on the SAT, academia just may not be an appropriate avenue for you to explore.
2003-05-29 02:46:16 PM  
Did anyone stop to think that ruining the education system is all part of the judeo-christian extreamists' plans? Destroy all forms of education and only teach our children the bible as absolute fact. No more science or technology or "false" history. Creating a generation of stupid children who are vulnerable to religious manipulation. Just look at Fearless Leader: can't speak basic english yet 100% devoute judeo-christian radical who sees himself on a mission from God to whipe out the heathen Muslims who blaspheme the teachings of Jesus. It makes sense when you think about it this way:

Children - Education = Stupidity

Stupidity + Religion = Zealotry

Zealotry = "Religious Master Race"

So we must educate our children or be forced to live in a second Dark Ages.
2003-05-29 02:47:34 PM  
cool. let's degrade the value of my 30K education. well, it was more than that and i spent a lot on beer, but shiat, i did it and NEVER failed a class.

these farking losers can't pass a highschool test? pharkem. pour me a slushy or wash my car.
2003-05-29 02:47:45 PM  
blacks are generally less intelligent than whites
2003-05-29 02:48:08 PM  
They can't get 720? Good God. I was getting 1000+ in 7th grade. Retards. You get what you deserve.
2003-05-29 02:48:20 PM  
Improve schools? naaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.........

2003-05-29 02:48:31 PM  
05-29-03 02:37:25 PM Eggrolls
Laws of probabiliity give you a 400 on the SAT if you have to guess for *every* question!

Actually, when I took it, random guessing would on average give you a 480 - 200 verbal, and 280 math. Yes, that's right, your raw score had to be BELOW zero to get worse than a 280 in math.

The scoring has changed since then, but from what I hear, raw scores now translate into higher scaled scores than they did previously; in other words, the test is now easier.
2003-05-29 02:49:26 PM  
So, young, how well did YOU do in your tests?

You don't wanna know. After I took the ASVAB, the recruiters kept trying to sign me up as a Nuclear Engineer.

Sorry for the troll, but I did pretty much label it so.
2003-05-29 02:50:01 PM  
Since our military requires a high school education now, we have to lower the bar for future killing mach... I mean proud updstanding soldiers who defend our nation from the evil poor nations.
2003-05-29 02:50:04 PM  
Remember that Reese Witherspoon got a 180 on her LSAT and still no one believed she was smart, and she proved them all wrong by getting off Ali Larter when the one guy admitted he was gay and that teenage girl broke down and admitted she was the killer.

Therefore LSAT = accurate measure of intelligence.
2003-05-29 02:51:13 PM  
Thank you GWB. This testing thing may be the 2nd biggest mistake Bush has made.
2003-05-29 02:51:15 PM  
what the fark is wrong with "flori-duh"

first the adults cant count properly, now the kids...
2003-05-29 02:51:45 PM  
wait wait wait.

who thinks youngfarts test wasn't funny?

huh? who. b/c if you don't find that amusing just go shoot yourself, you humorless bastard.
2003-05-29 02:51:50 PM  
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2003-05-29 02:52:13 PM  
You'd think the state would realize something is very wrong when that many people do not pass the test.
2003-05-29 02:52:20 PM  

Is that why religious school students outperform public school by-products?

But I see you have other issues. Oh well
2003-05-29 02:53:14 PM  
my nephew passed the test as a sophomore. Nice kid, fair student, mediocre high school.
QUESTION: Why is it impossible in this day and age to have a criterion, based on state educational standards, that we can require a student to meet in order to receive a certificate that says said student met requirements?
ANSWER: Political correctness fueled by self-serving liberals.
"William you did not pass the safety test on use of the band saw but it was probably because you are a poor test taker."
Good Bye fingers.
2003-05-29 02:53:23 PM  
Can we give Florida back to Spain yet?

"the morons outbred the intelligent" - heh, well put
2003-05-29 02:53:26 PM  
"extreamists"? "devoute"? "whipe out"?

Maybe there is something to your theory of a conspiracy to ruin education.

By the way, "Bible" and "English" are proper nouns.
2003-05-29 02:53:29 PM  
2003-05-29 02:53:30 PM  

"blacks are generally less intelligent than whites"

and the asians are generally smarter than the whites....
2003-05-29 02:53:49 PM  
But the department relented and suggested such cut-off scores as a 370 on the SAT verbal and 350 on the math exam.

How the fark do you EVEN get a 720 on the SAT? I thought you could at least pull an 800 just for filling in some of the circles and spelling your name correctly.

Once again, a 720?!?!

Anyone who scores that low should be satisfied cleaning up vomit. That is, if they can figure out how to use the mop.

720?!?!? I knew this one girl in high school (she was in my sister's class 2 years ahead of me) who had to be the dumbest girl on the planet and I think she got a 940. If you get lower than her, do yourself and favor and just end it. I'll buy you the rope.
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