Miami — It came as a shock to many students to read a Facebook posting by their Miami High School math teacher, Kevin Hull, who announced “new grading standards” for all his math classes.
The posting read: “We have too many students on the F-list in mathematics at Miami High. In order to combat this situation the grading procedures have been changed. The objective is that NO student is on the F-list.
“Effective immediately: All individual percentages earned on exams will be collected into a ‘Common Grade Pool.’ These percentages will be shared equally among all students, ensuring all students have the same percentage, and, thus, the same grade. If this common grade is 60 percent or better, then NO students will be on the F-list. If this common grade is below 60 percent, then ALL students will be on the F-list.”
Hull concluded his memo with, “Because students are now working together for the common good, I expect our overall grades to increase.”
While the memo sparked a lot of commotion on Facebook, next to no parents were at the school board meeting Tuesday night to ask questions after the post went up. While some local media allegedly attempted to contact the school for a statement, they were allegedly given no comment.For the complete article see the 11-21-2012 issue.
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