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(Hays County) April 18, 2011, 11:02 am Thumbs Up report abuse
This is one of the most important and most misunderstood education bills of the Session. Most people don't understand the "triple whammy" that is about to occur for high school students: 15% of their semester grade comes from the test, they must pass the tests with a certain score (yet to be determined), AND there's a cumulative score requirement. Now imagine counselors trying to explain this to students and parents and the significant numbers of students who will begin to miss the requirements, give up, and drop out of our schools. HB500 still requires students to take all tests which will provide invaluable data for districts and the state as we move forward. It simply slows down the process so we don't penalize students for a new accountability system that still needs a significant amount of tweaking.
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