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  •  This discussion matches what I have (10+ / 0-)

    been seeing in my intro classes at the university level.

    Over the last 5 years the grades on the exams I have been giving have been steadily declining, despite the exams being more or less the same over that time.  At the same time, I have been finding students more and more strident with their demands, and expectation, of being told, in advance, what exactly will be on the test.  Don't get me wrong, students always asked....the difference is that now I get the feeling that students actually expect to get an answer.

    I see all of this as the beginnings of the 'no child left behind' generation reaching my classroom.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 02:56:13 PM PST

    •  One of my co-worker's daughter got taught (4+ / 0-)

      this lesson the hard way this past fall.  The instructor said chapters 1-x will be on the test.  The daughter thought it meant the topics that were actually discussed in class time.  She studied those items and was surprised to find other topics on the exam.  These additional topics were in the chapters the instructor told them the exam would be over.  She learned real fast what was expected of her and neither of her parents gave her any sympathy over the lower grade.

    •  There is an increasing sense of entitlement in (0+ / 0-)

      kids in school.   But that mirrors society where getting rich by being clever is more valued than getting rich by being smart.

      We will never be free from fear as long as we fear the NRA.

      by captainlaser on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:52:33 PM PST

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