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Sunday, February 28, 2010

LC Policy in the Process of being Rescinded

I have just received word from staff that the LC Policy will be in the process of being rescinded. Please stay tuned for more information.

The Case Against LC Policy:

The LC Policy violates MCPS's Grading and Reporting Guidelines and a Student's Rights and Responsibilities. It is clearly stated that grades will not reflect attendance, that grades will never be used as a disciplinary measure, and that a student's grades should be solely based on the achievement of course outcomes. The LC Policy fails students for constant absences and uses grades as a disciplinary measure. It uses attendance as justification for failing students and is thus not reflective of a student's achievement of course outcomes. It further turns students off to the school: if a student LC's more often than not, the incentive to continue going to class is lost.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. I always thought that the LC policy was a bad idea, considering that there are so many people in our county's schools who are losing credit just because they aren't showing up every day, EVEN THOUGH they do extremely well when they show up for the class's quizzes and tests.
    And as the next SMOB candidate (Alan Xie (?)) said, it technically violates the rule stating that changing grades cannot be used as disciplinary action.


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