My Child Doesn’t Test Well!

I hear this all of the time . . .why is there such a discrepancy between school performance and grades? The answer usually involves several reasons. The forth reason and the most challenging reason will be discussed in depth. Grade inflation is rampant.  What does that mean?  Do all teachers in a school have the same standards for giving a particular grade? Of course not! So if teachers in the same school vary, schools themselves vary, counties and states vary.  Colleges and universities have to have a gauge that is the same for all students, regardless of what school they attended or state they are from:  ACT or SAT. Students learn how to play the “game of school”.  Savvy students learn what they have to do to get the ‘grade’. They may not learn much content in the process, but they’re good at the game. Most students are not readers. At best they read, only what they have to to get by.  Avid readers...
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