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(Sun Sentinel)   Since giving students As, Bs, Cs, Ds, and Fs can be seen as "demoralizing," Florida is considering dropping the grading scale in favor of a radically new one which will still irritate parents when their child gets a crocodile in math   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 75
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2014-02-12 01:25:47 PM
Submitter got a "potato" in reading comprehension.
 
2014-02-12 01:40:59 PM
Alligator, not crocodile.
 
2014-02-12 01:44:44 PM
That sounds like another one of those gradeless, structureless, new age feel-gooderies.
 
2014-02-12 01:46:05 PM
Meh, I say do away with letter grades and score everything as a percentage or pass/fail, depending on the subject at hand.
 
2014-02-12 01:47:42 PM
Subby, you illiterate motherfarker. This is why you don't drop out of school before you learn how to read.
 
2014-02-12 01:48:55 PM
This is about a new way to grade the SCHOOLS, not student grades. As such, the change has absolutely nothing with students being demoralized by letter grades.
 
2014-02-12 01:48:55 PM
"Damn, nothing but turtles."
/obscure
 
2014-02-12 01:49:04 PM
I got a crocodile in Math one semester but that was when I was doing lots of acid so who really knows.
 
2014-02-12 01:49:18 PM
Out both the Subtard and greenlighting admin so we may mock them in the manner they deserve!

/mock mock mock
 
2014-02-12 01:49:43 PM
I say every week change the order of the grades A changes to B, B to C etc...

That way there's no more stigma with an F.
"An F? Oh, that was like an A that week!"
 
2014-02-12 01:49:59 PM

Cagey B: Submitter got a "potato" in reading comprehension.


Which then he used to make a decent vodka.
 
2014-02-12 01:50:01 PM
Why not just hand out straight A's to everyone and be done with it?
 
2014-02-12 01:50:48 PM
fc08.deviantart.net


"All I know is that no one is better than anyone else, and everyone is the best at everything"
 
2014-02-12 01:51:42 PM
FTA: "all schools would be graded by a less-complicated system"

If you seriously consider the A - F grading scale complicated.

Stanford is probably not in your future.
 
2014-02-12 01:52:36 PM
Why stick crocodiles with such negative stigma as representing a failing grade?  Huh?  What about wallabies?  What the f*ck good have those little turds ever done for anyone?
 
2014-02-12 01:52:40 PM
Subby was the valedictorian at his high school in Florida.
 
2014-02-12 01:53:30 PM

Andulamb: This is about a new way to grade the SCHOOLS, not student grades. As such, the change has absolutely nothing with students being demoralized by letter grades.


Way to go, now you demoralized suby and six people who posted before reading.  Do you know how hard it is build their self esteem?

Any one whose feelings were hurt by Andulamb can get a free month of Fark Plus just follow the link
 
2014-02-12 01:53:38 PM
Star, gold star, smiley and frown faces are really all we need.
 
2014-02-12 01:53:46 PM

dstanley: Out both the Subtard and greenlighting admin so we may mock them in the manner they deserve!


We'll just have to settle for mocking posters in this thread:

The Bunyip: That sounds like another one of those gradeless, structureless, new age feel-gooderies.


rkiller1: Why not just hand out straight A's to everyone and be done with it?


baconbeard: [fc08.deviantart.net image 600x706]


"All I know is that no one is better than anyone else, and everyone is the best at everything"

 
2014-02-12 01:56:12 PM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: FTA: "all schools would be graded by a less-complicated system"

If you seriously consider the A - F grading scale complicated.

Stanford is probably not in your future.


If you think that article is about students' grades or that schools attend universities, you should probably not attempt to communicate using written words.
 
2014-02-12 01:56:51 PM
New system:

Precious snowflake who cannot read
Precious snowflake who can read at a second grade level
Precious snowflake who can read, but spend most spare time cruising porn
Precious snowflake who will enter the penal system in a few years
Precious snowflake who is stick-stupid, but will graduate because he farks teacher
Precious snowflake who is stick-stupid, but will NOT graduate because he farks teacher and runs his big mouth about it
 
2014-02-12 01:57:43 PM
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2014-02-12 01:59:47 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-12 02:00:25 PM
Dammit!!!
 
2014-02-12 02:01:51 PM

Cheron: Way to go, now you demoralized suby and six people who posted before reading.  Do you know how hard it is build their self esteem?


Nah, people can't be demoralized if they never realize they're wrong. Very few commenters will take any notice of my explanation.
 
2014-02-12 02:04:57 PM
Who cares what the article is actually about because
GREENLIGHT!!!
 
2014-02-12 02:06:27 PM
My son is in grade school, and he doesn't get grades.  They give him a dot on a statistics bar for where they think he should be.  How the hell am I supposed to work with this? 'You are not 'progressing' well enough in 'critical reasoning', if I don't see you at least 'demonstrating' on your next 'period evaluation' we are not going on the Disney Cruise this summer'.

Maryland schools btw.
 
2014-02-12 02:07:15 PM
I got a "florida" in math.....
 
2014-02-12 02:07:29 PM
One of my kids is in 8th grade and gets a percentage and a letter grade per class.  Easy
My youngest is in 4th grade and they give out those stupid O, S, S+, E+...etc.  All subjective and worthless
 
2014-02-12 02:07:50 PM
Let me guess.  The scale will be:

Cherry
Strawberry
Apple
Lemon
Potato
 
2014-02-12 02:08:43 PM

Andulamb: Cheron: Way to go, now you demoralized suby and six people who posted before reading.  Do you know how hard it is build their self esteem?

Nah, people can't be demoralized if they never realize they're wrong. Very few commenters will take any notice of my explanation.


If you think that the people who need the explanation won't read the explanation, why did you give the explanation?
 
2014-02-12 02:10:28 PM

Andulamb: Cheron: Way to go, now you demoralized suby and six people who posted before reading.  Do you know how hard it is build their self esteem?

Nah, people can't be demoralized if they never realize they're wrong. Very few commenters will take any notice of my explanation.


If you think that the people who need the explanation won't read the explanation, why did you give the explanation?
 
2014-02-12 02:11:14 PM

Tricky Chicken: My son is in grade school, and he doesn't get grades.  They give him a dot on a statistics bar for where they think he should be.  How the hell am I supposed to work with this? 'You are not 'progressing' well enough in 'critical reasoning', if I don't see you at least 'demonstrating' on your next 'period evaluation' we are not going on the Disney Cruise this summer'.

Maryland schools btw.


they even have an instruction manual on how to read the stupid things.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx">h ttp://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx
 
2014-02-12 02:12:27 PM
Cagey B:  We'll just have to settle for mocking posters in this thread:

I'll have you know I got an Ice Cream Cone in reading comprehension, thank you very much.
 
2014-02-12 02:14:03 PM

cwheelie: I got a "florida" in math.....


Bwaaahahaha!

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2014-02-12 02:22:08 PM
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My school is failing but at least I get to fark the lunch lady during PE...

The best part? It's 'flying saucer' Wednesday... Slice of bologna , scoop of instant mashed taters and a slice of government issued American cheese! It's a thing in Florida .
 
2014-02-12 02:23:36 PM

Tricky Chicken: Tricky Chicken: My son is in grade school, and he doesn't get grades.  They give him a dot on a statistics bar for where they think he should be.  How the hell am I supposed to work with this? 'You are not 'progressing' well enough in 'critical reasoning', if I don't see you at least 'demonstrating' on your next 'period evaluation' we are not going on the Disney Cruise this summer'.

Maryland schools btw.

they even have an instruction manual on how to read the stupid things.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx">h ttp://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx


Did not need the manual to figure out my girl is doing just fine.  She is in first grade.  Please tell me the "ES" instead of "A" does not continue forever.
 
2014-02-12 02:25:11 PM

Cheron: Andulamb: This is about a new way to grade the SCHOOLS, not student grades. As such, the change has absolutely nothing with students being demoralized by letter grades.

Way to go, now you demoralized suby and six people who posted before reading.  Do you know how hard it is build their self esteem?



*sigh* I'll run to the store and grab some participation trophies to hand out.
 
2014-02-12 02:33:42 PM

Ghengis_Socrates: Tricky Chicken: Tricky Chicken: My son is in grade school, and he doesn't get grades.  They give him a dot on a statistics bar for where they think he should be.  How the hell am I supposed to work with this? 'You are not 'progressing' well enough in 'critical reasoning', if I don't see you at least 'demonstrating' on your next 'period evaluation' we are not going on the Disney Cruise this summer'.

Maryland schools btw.

they even have an instruction manual on how to read the stupid things.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx">h ttp://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx

Did not need the manual to figure out my girl is doing just fine.  She is in first grade.  Please tell me the "ES" instead of "A" does not continue forever.


It is all the way through 5th grade. After that it goes to a variant of the A, B, C, D, E, and E2 system.  That's right, nobody gets an F.
 
2014-02-12 02:34:20 PM

rkiller1: Andulamb: Cheron: Way to go, now you demoralized suby and six people who posted before reading.  Do you know how hard it is build their self esteem?

Nah, people can't be demoralized if they never realize they're wrong. Very few commenters will take any notice of my explanation.

If you think that the people who need the explanation won't read the explanation, why did you give the explanation?



Because sometimes you just have to do things even if you know nothing will come of it. Just so you know you did everything you could do.
 
2014-02-12 02:35:50 PM
{:-D
:-)
:-|
:-(
}:-[
 
2014-02-12 02:35:50 PM
Relax, everyone. This is just a test of a new format for WTFark.

FADE IN. SHOW OPENS WITH FULL BODY VIEW OF BIKINI-CLAD HOSTESS. CLOSE-UP ON HER FACE AND TORSO AS SHE DELIVERS HER OPENING LINES.

HOSTESS: "Today on What The Fark, we'll explore whether you can build a child's self esteem by throwing him a crocodile! According to an article by... Heeey, this story has nothing to do with the headline! WHAT THE FARRRRK???"

HOSTESS SLAPS HANDS TO FACE IN "HOME ALONE" FASHION AND MUGS FOR CAMERA. FADE OUT.

(SINGLE FRAME SUBLIMINAL FLASH OF HOSTESS POURING BEER OVER HER BARE BREASTS, ABOVE WHICH "BUY TOTALFARK NOW" IS FINGERPAINTED WITH NACHO CHEESE DIP SPRINKLED WITH CRUMBLED BACON.)
 
2014-02-12 02:44:48 PM

Tricky Chicken: It is all the way through 5th grade. After that it goes to a variant of the A, B, C, D, E, and E2 system. That's right, nobody gets an F


You know how some of the parents roll around here?  When I met my girl's K teacher to discuss her progress report, she was doing fine, except in one area.  I asked her all seriously: "Is she still going to get into Harvard?"  The teacher bust a gut laughing.
 
2014-02-12 02:44:57 PM

Tricky Chicken: It is all the way through 5th grade. After that it goes to a variant of the A, B, C, D, E, and E2 system.  That's right, nobody gets an F


Nobody except the school administrators.
 
2014-02-12 02:45:24 PM

Tricky Chicken: Tricky Chicken: My son is in grade school, and he doesn't get grades.  They give him a dot on a statistics bar for where they think he should be.  How the hell am I supposed to work with this? 'You are not 'progressing' well enough in 'critical reasoning', if I don't see you at least 'demonstrating' on your next 'period evaluation' we are not going on the Disney Cruise this summer'.

Maryland schools btw.

they even have an instruction manual on how to read the stupid things.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx">h ttp://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx


Damn had to be montgomery county. When I went there in the 80s-90s for elementary school  they graded with O (outstanding) S (satisfactory) N (needs imporovment). In middle and high school they went regular letters, except there was no F. Instead they used E, because it was alphabetical and didnt really mean you failed or some BS like that.
 
2014-02-12 02:48:23 PM
1. School grades aren't student grades.
2. The A, B, C, D, E/F system is stupid.

Kids' grades should reflect their readiness to move on to the following material.

Exceptional
Ready
Needs Improvement/Assistance
Not Ready

We've gotten far too hung up on grades and comparison, and too far away from the goal of educating them in a manner that creates functional adults. Giving a kid a D doesn't mean anything if they still progress to the next course without the necessary foundation, and the D doesn't automatically provide for an extra hour or two of tutoring in the subject per week. It is just a wacky system of "here is a grade... well... bye." I'd also like to see schools have weekly Parent/teacher things where teachers can also help parents learn how to teach. Not everyone is cut out to be a teacher, and in many cases, parents can do math, but they don't understand how to communicate what they are doing in a manner that their kids can understand... having some group learning time would benefit everyone.
 
2014-02-12 02:51:31 PM

Tricky Chicken: It is all the way through 5th grade. After that it goes to a variant of the A, B, C, D, E, and E2 system.  That's right, nobody gets an F.


Did they stop using I for incomplete?
 
2014-02-12 02:52:30 PM

Tricky Chicken: Ghengis_Socrates: Tricky Chicken: Tricky Chicken: My son is in grade school, and he doesn't get grades.  They give him a dot on a statistics bar for where they think he should be.  How the hell am I supposed to work with this? 'You are not 'progressing' well enough in 'critical reasoning', if I don't see you at least 'demonstrating' on your next 'period evaluation' we are not going on the Disney Cruise this summer'.

Maryland schools btw.

they even have an instruction manual on how to read the stupid things.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx">h ttp://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx

Did not need the manual to figure out my girl is doing just fine.  She is in first grade.  Please tell me the "ES" instead of "A" does not continue forever.

It is all the way through 5th grade. After that it goes to a variant of the A, B, C, D, E, and E2 system.  That's right, nobody gets an F.



As long as I don't have to give an F that's fine by me.

/if they don't like it they can F themselves.
 
2014-02-12 02:53:55 PM

EdgeRunner: Relax, everyone. This is just a test of a new format for WTFark.

FADE IN. SHOW OPENS WITH FULL BODY VIEW OF BIKINI-CLAD HOSTESS. CLOSE-UP ON HER FACE AND TORSO AS SHE DELIVERS HER OPENING LINES.

HOSTESS: "Today on What The Fark, we'll explore whether you can build a child's self esteem by throwing him a crocodile! According to an article by... Heeey, this story has nothing to do with the headline! WHAT THE FARRRRK???"

HOSTESS SLAPS HANDS TO FACE IN "HOME ALONE" FASHION AND MUGS FOR CAMERA. FADE OUT.

(SINGLE FRAME SUBLIMINAL FLASH OF HOSTESS POURING BEER OVER HER BARE BREASTS, ABOVE WHICH "BUY TOTALFARK NOW" IS FINGERPAINTED WITH NACHO CHEESE DIP SPRINKLED WITH CRUMBLED BACON.)



I have the wierdest boner right now.
 
2014-02-12 02:54:08 PM

Cagey B: dstanley: Out both the Subtard and greenlighting admin so we may mock them in the manner they deserve!

We'll just have to settle for mocking posters in this thread:

The Bunyip: That sounds like another one of those gradeless, structureless, new age feel-gooderies.

rkiller1: Why not just hand out straight A's to everyone and be done with it?

baconbeard: [fc08.deviantart.net image 600x706]


"All I know is that no one is better than anyone else, and everyone is the best at everything"


Don't blame us. We're just products of the public school system!
 
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