NM House: 3rd-graders who can't read will be retained (12:49 p.m.)

Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News

Third-graders who do not read proficiently would have to repeat that year of school under a bill approved today by the House of Representatives.
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1 - 15 of 15 Comments Last updated Mar 8, 2011
tnt

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Mar 1, 2011
Thank you for support in this matter when necessary. As a 3rd grade teacher we know that after third grade it is much more difficult for the child to catch up. I hope that parents will understand that this is to help the child not harm them in any way. Remember though, that each child is an individual, becareful to treat each one with love and respect first, retention second.
Judas

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Mar 1, 2011
It's going to be great when you have 15-year-old third graders. Are they going to sit alongside the 8-year-old third graders?
leonard

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Mar 1, 2011
Just think if they do that for math.
Lloyd Rains

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 1, 2011
Hopefully, the 3rd grade teachers will just release the idiot Republicans and TeaBaggers recently elected.

There's no reason to attempt to educate any of them anymore.

They can go back to their compounds and watch their pensions online with their earphones tuned into Rush, Scott, Sarah and the Minnesota loon on Fox News.
need more information

Rio Rancho, NM

#5 Mar 1, 2011
What about the students who are on AIP (academic improvement plans) or who have been diagnosed with a learning disability? If it's outlined where do I find that information?

“Radical But Reasonable”

Since: Jan 09

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Mar 1, 2011
need more information wrote:
What about the students who are on AIP (academic improvement plans) or who have been diagnosed with a learning disability? If it's outlined where do I find that information?
I think that the reference to disabilities in the article would also cover learning disabilities...students receiving special educations services would most likely NOT be included in this requirement. This doesn't mean that they are unable to ever read, just that a standardized test is not the best way to assess literacy with a special education student. Really...not the best way to assess literacy for any student, but what do teachers know anymore!?
Just a thought

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Mar 1, 2011
So basically, all Special education students and english learners will pass to the next grade?? Aren't these the majority of students who can not read? So what students will this help?
CUCA

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Mar 1, 2011
Boy, I sure would not want to be a teacher with the no pass mandate. I know something needs to be done but I feel for the pressure the teachers will be facing.
WTF

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Mar 1, 2011
Radical Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that the reference to disabilities in the article would also cover learning disabilities...students receiving special educations services would most likely NOT be included in this requirement. This doesn't mean that they are unable to ever read, just that a standardized test is not the best way to assess literacy with a special education student. Really...not the best way to assess literacy for any student, but what do teachers know anymore!?
With this very thing in mind, why are these special students exempt from the standardized tests that so invariably make it impossible for our schools to make AYP?
WTF

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Mar 1, 2011
OOPS! Sorry I meant to say....With this very thing in mind, why are these special students not exempt from the standardized tests that so invariably make it impossible for our schools to make AYP?

“Radical But Reasonable”

Since: Jan 09

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Mar 1, 2011
WTF wrote:
OOPS! Sorry I meant to say....With this very thing in mind, why are these special students not exempt from the standardized tests that so invariably make it impossible for our schools to make AYP?
It's just one of the many statistical impossibilities imposed by NCLB. Teaching under these federal mandates is like being handed a map to California while being told to "get those kids to Chicago."

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#13 Mar 1, 2011
Here is the real news, this was proposed by MJG! After all these years, she just might have done some good.
LCKID

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Mar 1, 2011
Just imagine, a classroom full of illiterate TOPIX commentators and Sun News Reporters all sitting in their tiny little desks!
jazi

Silver City, NM

#15 Mar 8, 2011
Judge a student by a single assessment? How about we judge policy-makers by a single assessment. Provide no funding to support retentions? Let me give you mandates without resources to support it. Oh yeah, and that school report card idea of giving a school an A-F rating based on a student assessment... Pass the bills, no matter if we can pay for them. No wonder our country is in trouble. I suggest policy-makers consult with educators. Please don't quote Skandera. She is not an educator; she is a policy-maker. Check out Florida's School Report Cards. Some schools go from an A to an F and back again. Did the school really change that much each year? I don't think so.
jazi

Silver City, NM

#16 Mar 8, 2011
A question for you: Do you, as a teacher, feel the Standard Based Assessment is accurate enough to determine which students should progress or be retained?
tnt wrote:
Thank you for support in this matter when necessary. As a 3rd grade teacher we know that after third grade it is much more difficult for the child to catch up. I hope that parents will understand that this is to help the child not harm them in any way. Remember though, that each child is an individual, becareful to treat each one with love and respect first, retention second.

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