Teacher didn't change a 59 TO D

Anonymous
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Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.




Don't you have IEP meetings regularly with his school???
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Will you be okay with a teacher didn't change a 59.10% to D?


It basically means you child did almost no work. They were right not to change it.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Does any other school district use E for failing grades instead of F? I’ve never heard of it until MCPS.


Yes. It’s not unique to MCPS.
Anonymous
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Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I would be delighted my kid was being held responsible.


YUP! Same here. Maybe they'll take the class seriously next time since they didn't pass.


You are jerks. Some kids are barely capable of getting through high school yet in our society, you need that diploma to get a job that pays enough to live on and provides the opportunity for affordable health insurance. It sounds like OP’s kid is one of those kids. A failing grade does not necessarily mean a kid didn’t work hard in the class. Sounds like your kids don’t struggle and you should be thankful instead of condescending in a situation that is likely nothing remotely similar to your life experience.

OP, there’s a period during which you can challenge a grade. I’ve done that successfully in several classes where the IEP was not followed. There’s a deadline though so if you believe that is the case, you should look into that now.


So in your opinion, all that should be required to pass a class is that a kid tries hard? No objective knowledge test?

Let me guess - you're a millennial?


Nope. Not a millennial. Just someone who thinks that when you act like a kid who has disabilities got a failing grade due to some character flaw that can be corrected, you’re a jerk. Kids with disabilities fail classes even when they’re trying and can’t always pass a class by trying harder.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I would be delighted my kid was being held responsible.


YUP! Same here. Maybe they'll take the class seriously next time since they didn't pass.


You are jerks. Some kids are barely capable of getting through high school yet in our society, you need that diploma to get a job that pays enough to live on and provides the opportunity for affordable health insurance. It sounds like OP’s kid is one of those kids. A failing grade does not necessarily mean a kid didn’t work hard in the class. Sounds like your kids don’t struggle and you should be thankful instead of condescending in a situation that is likely nothing remotely similar to your life experience.

OP, there’s a period during which you can challenge a grade. I’ve done that successfully in several classes where the IEP was not followed. There’s a deadline though so if you believe that is the case, you should look into that now.


So in your opinion, all that should be required to pass a class is that a kid tries hard? No objective knowledge test?

Let me guess - you're a millennial?


Nope. Not a millennial. Just someone who thinks that when you act like a kid who has disabilities got a failing grade due to some character flaw that can be corrected, you’re a jerk. Kids with disabilities fail classes even when they’re trying and can’t always pass a class by trying harder.


I don't think anyone suggested a character flaw - just that if you get a 59%, you don't pass. Do you disagree?

Because it seems like you think that because a high school diploma is important, the kid with a 59% should pass, even though he didn't get a passing grade.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.


As I suggested before, look into whether you can contest the grade. You have to do it quickly.

What happened for us was that my son was given some supplemental work (don’t recall what) and a month to finish it. The grade he got at that point was his final grade. They did much better with the IEP after that point.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.


Please tell me you aren't serious. How? You knew he was struggling but did nothing?
Anonymous
Were report cards released today? I still see nothing in Parent Vue.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.


As I suggested before, look into whether you can contest the grade. You have to do it quickly.

What happened for us was that my son was given some supplemental work (don’t recall what) and a month to finish it. The grade he got at that point was his final grade. They did much better with the IEP after that point.


Another tip if languages are tough. While kids need two years of language credits, it does not have to be the same language. A kid can take first year of two different languages to meet the requirement.
Anonymous
Do not contest the grade- it doesn’t help your son. Focus on what he needs to be successful. Pull him out of language for the semester and try again next year with a tutor. At my DD’s high school, ASL is the suggestion for most children with learning disabilities as it takes away the writing component.

If that is not something that you think can work, MCPS has actually taken away the foreign language requirement- there are different pathways to a diploma. Speak to the counselor to make a plan for next year.

But do not make excuses for your child. He failed. He needs to understand that and acknowledge what needs to change so that the same outcome is not repeated.
Anonymous
My kids in private and got 79% in math and got a C. I’m bummed it wasn’t a B. Not the teachers fault though. My kid is aware how close she was and knows to try harder. She doesn’t her phone at all on weekdays with a C grade so it’s on her to bring it up.
Anonymous
Do you have access to Synergy? You know you can check his grade there. Interims are also sent out. So there was communication. If the teacher contacted you and nothing changed, why do they need to keep contacting you to keep telling you child is failing.
Anonymous
We found with my sister that her IEP accommodation of reduced workload was counterproductive in learning a FL. The teacher would assign something like conjugate 10 verbs or define 10 vocabulary terms. My sister only had to do 70% of the assigned work. That was great for improving her grade and really bad for learning the language.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I would be delighted my kid was being held responsible.


YUP! Same here. Maybe they'll take the class seriously next time since they didn't pass.


You are jerks. Some kids are barely capable of getting through high school yet in our society, you need that diploma to get a job that pays enough to live on and provides the opportunity for affordable health insurance. It sounds like OP’s kid is one of those kids. A failing grade does not necessarily mean a kid didn’t work hard in the class. Sounds like your kids don’t struggle and you should be thankful instead of condescending in a situation that is likely nothing remotely similar to your life experience.

OP, there’s a period during which you can challenge a grade. I’ve done that successfully in several classes where the IEP was not followed. There’s a deadline though so if you believe that is the case, you should look into that now.


It’s a signal to employers that the potential worker can follow directions and complete assigned tasks. That’s why employers want it for even menial jobs. Lying about their abilities now might get him hired, but it won’t help your kid stay employed.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Op, he ‘earned’ an E. End of story. This is the DC’s achievement or lack thereof.
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