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WHAT PART OF “PRIVATE EDUCATION” DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?

Filed at 10:24 am under by dcobranchi

Can local boards of education in West Virginia just make up their own rules?

A new proposal in Randolph County would require home school students to take a test to move up to the next grade level. The Randolph County Board of Education says the test would make it easier to track their progress.

For the last ten years the way the school system has checked on the progress of the home-schooled students is through a simple pass-fail system. School officials say that system did not accurately track the students progress. The new testing proposal would require a student to take a test to go back into the public school system.

Until now there has been no way to track the students progress. This new proposal would be the first major change in the program.

4 Responses to “WHAT PART OF “PRIVATE EDUCATION” DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?”


Comment by
Daryl
March 24th, 2005
at 10:51 am

The new testing proposal would require a student to take a test to go back into the public school system.

Sounds like a good proposal. They should make the test so difficult that no HEK could ever pass it, so that the HEKs would be legally mandated to stay HEKs.


Comment by
Tad
March 24th, 2005
at 11:45 am

But Daryl, who would grade the test? If you make it that difficult, no educrat could.


Comment by
Andrea
March 24th, 2005
at 12:18 pm

Up here, you can fail a grade and still pass, so I don’t see how more testing *outside* the system owuld help. *scratches head*


Comment by
Eric Holcombe
March 24th, 2005
at 1:41 pm

I don’t get it. According to this:
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West Virginia is requiring annual testing or certified teacher evaluation now (Option 2), unless you go through the vague local school board direct oversight route (Option 1). It’s their own fault if they haven’t prescribed testing in the “approval process”.

I wonder if this is only about placing homeschool kids returning to public schools. I find it pretty incredible with all the whining about teaching to the test that they have no way to measure academic performance of middle school students.