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"School Is Too Easy"

Posted by Billy Faires on July 10, 2012

Interesting report in the Huffington Post's Education section, "School Easy, Failing To Challenge Students, Survay Says".

The analysis, by Ulrich Boser and Lindsay Rosenthal, found a disturbing disconnect between student engagement and test scores. Many students -- 21 percent of 12th graders and 37 percent of fourth graders -- reported that math classes were "too easy." But only 40 percent of fourth graders and 35 percent of eighth graders were deemed "proficient" on the National Assessment for Educational Progress math test. Boser and Rosenthal explain this disconnect by pointing to gaps between lessons and the test questions. "It's also possible that students do poorly on" the test "because they're not challenged in school," they wrote.

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Topics: academics, boys, classroom, education, learning, Posts from the Ridge

The Mystery Box

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 01, 2010

By EDWARD SNODGRASS III

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Topics: boys, courtesy, classroom, First Person, mom, O Captain! My Captain!, Upper School Life

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