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Motivation. Does failure motivate? Or does a wider window for success inspire better?
In that spirit, report cards issued at the school now indicate "I" for incomplete rather than the classic "F." As was first reported by the Washington Post, the "I" means students still owe their teachers work. The "I" means they can still avoid the dreaded "F." The "I" means a chance to earn an "A," even though you didn't do the work when it was due.
Along with scale scores, the 2006 PISA uses six proficiency levels to describe student performance in science literacy, with level 6 being the highest. The United States had greater percentages of students below and at level 1 (25%) than the OECD average percentages on the combined science literacy scale (19%). (2)
In the United States, only 6% of 8th-grade students reached the advanced benchmark for international mathematics standards compared with: 45% for Chinese Taipei, 40% for the Republic of Korea, 40% for Singapore, 31% for Japan, 10% for Hungary, 8% for England and 8% for the Russian Federation.
Originally posted by namenone1
This is absolutley stupid! Our generation is already lazy at is it, this is going to make it worse! Half the people dont even turn up to college already, this is really going to help isnt it!