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Non students in Florida -- make him a grade when it came to a state writing exam so the Department of Education decided on this solution this week.
They decided to lower the bar lower the standard -- Jamie now mom jammed some -- and her -- fourth grader who took that exam he didn't -- good morning to both of you.
And good morning -- They're so polite thank you so much sir -- let me start with you Hayden what did you think of the exam what was the question of how did you answer.
Well I -- on day.
And jammed my -- I'll make sure that in between it was -- -- that.
It was clearly difficult until.
Right -- So it was an essay question here here I'm gonna give you a sample essay question I think this is when the mostly kids saw.
Here is a question suppose you or someone else had a chance to ride -- -- Imagine what happens on this camel ride write a story about what happens on this camel rides -- the question that you had.
Yes -- right and how did you answer.
-- entered it like come.
My -- saying they Campbell went on this journey and thanks in storm came and bailing Nene -- and after that storm was -- they came out tila.
Among watering hole and then made exciting to go back in -- they -- and and they found out that there was like -- -- -- street there a man who.
And it was like king cuts -- sit and how it was like adventure into.
Sounds like he would get a passing grade right mom but apparently only 27%.
Of the kids in Florida.
We're actually gonna pass this test and so they decided to lower the standards what did you think about that.
Have is I was a little surprised when I heard that I -- we knew we were prepared to and we were told that the expectations are going to be higher this here.
I'm so too maybe not be surprise if the results weren't as high as some of the students from last year.
That I didn't feel that lowering the bar would be the answer -- always had he's had great teachers.
His teacher this year really instilled in him -- love of writing which he didn't have before.
And if he wasn't able to pass it be something that we would need to look at to work -- with him at home.
Many maybe during the summer but I don't think that he should you know we don't know what the scores are yet but I don't think they should be giving a passing grade for some Michigan a passing grade.
You know lower the standards to make -- -- that there's actual areas that they should be improving.
Let me read the statement from the Florida Department of Education we are asking more former students and teachers and we ever have I support the Ford's decision to -- calibrate the school gradient scale.
While keeping the writing standards high -- can have it both ways.
If they're gonna lower the standards are they really keeping the standard time.
It's -- that that's.
That's my perspective it Hayden I have I expect them to I was happy that they were going to increase the standards I'm I want him to perform to high standards.
And I think if writing or whatever the subject as a something that he -- likes I want him to be able to compete.
-- -- outside of Florida anyplace to the best of his ability and I wanted to be challenged.
And I think that the fact that 30% past it was an opportunity to see.
What those 30% are doing that really works it may be other people could look to them.
To see whether to curriculum a style of teaching that set trap rather -- -- the far right to you know increase the number passing.
But interestingly enough you don't know yet whether or not -- past -- Now we Don I think.
I think I just read this morning that they might release the scores today but as of yet they haven't released the scores.
Right well -- it sounds like he did a wonderful job answering the question.
Seems like you're doing well in school keep us keep us abreast as to what happens there and whether or not -- actually has cast is great thanks so much for joining us we -- up I -- accent.
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