What motivates a student to work hard for a grade in a standards based system when they are three or more years behind? Is a sixth grade reading standard attainable for a student reading at a second or third grade level? Should a student that is working hard and making progress toward appropriate goals receive an "F"?
I am a lifelong learner and have had the privilege of also being called a teacher for sixteen years.
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