Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Teaching in Texas

New rules for grading in Texas:

•Homework grades should be given only when the grades will "raise a student's average, not lower it."

•Teachers must accept overdue assignments, and their principal will decide whether students are to be penalized for missing deadlines.

•Students who flunk tests can retake the exam and keep the higher grade.

•Teachers cannot give a zero on an assignment unless they call parents and make "efforts to assist students in completing the work."

•High school teachers who fail more than 20 percent of their students will need to develop a professional improvement plan and will be monitored by their principals. For middle school the rate is 15 percent; for elementary it's 10 percent.



monique said...


mommylawyer said...

Four DAYS since you visited my blog? You know that shows on your page now, right? LOL - just giving you a hard time.

I posted on mine, BTW. Nothing really about hs. That's for another day. Just feeling introspective, that's all.