Tuesday, August 15, 2006

If you can't pass the test, teach

News Item: The Illinois State Board of Education voted Thursday to lower the passing score on the social science/history test that teachers must pass before receiving their licenses, saying that too many prospective teachers were failing the exam.

The board voted unanimously to drop the bar from 64 to 57, making it significantly easier for teacher candidates to pass. A score of 57 means the test taker answered 57 of 100 questions correctly, state officials said.

Meanwhile, in a typical Chicago high school, here's the grading scale (I hear this is the official CPS grading scale, though I can't find it on the website):
A = 95-100
B = 88-94
C = 81-87
D = 75-80
F = Below 75 (Failure)

Proving once again that those who can, do. Those who can't pass the teaching test, teach anyway.


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