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Jeff

Pikeville, KY

#21 Feb 16, 2013
Your child is probably 2 to 3 grade levels above her grade level. The geniuses in this county think your child is behind because your child is not hitting an arbitrary percentile that doesn't even mean what they think it means. 67th percentile means that if 100 children took the test, your child would score higher than 66 of the 100 kids. The problem is that in this county your child does not meet a standard that the administrators don't even understand.
Jeff

Pikeville, KY

#22 Feb 16, 2013
Let's get the board and the administrators to take the MAP test and see if they score in the 70th percentile. I guarantee they won't. It's like the TV show "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader," you don't remember a lot of that stuff after 30 years. Especially the stuff you never knew to begin with.
Leanne

Louisa, KY

#23 Feb 16, 2013
Jeff wrote:
Your child is probably 2 to 3 grade levels above her grade level. The geniuses in this county think your child is behind because your child is not hitting an arbitrary percentile that doesn't even mean what they think it means. 67th percentile means that if 100 children took the test, your child would score higher than 66 of the 100 kids. The problem is that in this county your child does not meet a standard that the administrators don't even understand.
Thank you Jeff for your explanation. This whole thing has been so frustrating. My child's teacher was very encouraging. I thought everything was fine. It may seem like a little thing to the principal but it is a big deal to us.
resident

Winchester, KY

#24 Feb 17, 2013
From what I have read about the ALEKS program, it seems to have been created for remedial purposes but can also be used as an accelerated program. I too have a child in 5th grade who has been part of this program for several months now - at the time we were told by the teacher that our child was being moved to another more "accelerated" math class and would be put in this program. Great - except for one thing - I had no idea (until very recently) that this program took the place of activities such as ART, P.E. and Library and that it's original intent was for remedial teaching. I also did not know that there are 2 ALEKS sessions - "morning" and "evening". My child requested to be put in the evening session and is now able to attend the activities. There is no information on LCS website regarding this program, as a matter of fact there isn't much information on the LCS website at all since they are in the process of updating it. Sorry for such a long post but I am glad I am not the only parent with this issue and hope that, if there are more families going through this, we can get some straight answers about how LEES is using this program.
resident

Winchester, KY

#25 Feb 17, 2013
I have seen some additional forums online that include posts from teachers and parents. ALEKS is also used as an accelerated program and appears to be accepted and promoted by both. While I do not agree with LEES replacing activities during school hours (such as Art, P.E., etc.) with this program, I do appreciate the fact that the LEES staff recognizes accommodates all levels of knowledge among the students with supplemental learning. As I said before, my child requested to be moved to the evening session and is again able to go to activities. I would like to see the progress my child is making through the APEKS program and am requesting a meeting with the math teacher because I have not seen ANY progress reports or other information sent home. I appreciate other parents posting comments regarding concerns with this issue and urge everyone to email or call teachers to find out exactly what APEKS is doing for your child(ren).
resident

Winchester, KY

#26 Feb 17, 2013
You can log onto the ALEKS website at home with your child's login info. and you will be able to see everything they have been doing since being put in the program. www.aleks.com
Leanne

Louisa, KY

#27 Feb 17, 2013
I was not aware of morning and evening sessions for activities. I really think the principal at LEES needs to post the concerns everyone is having on their website. I have had conversations with several other parents who are dealing with the same issues. Their children do not want to go to school either. My child is the type that likes old fashion structure. He has no idea what his schedule will be this week. I really wish they could have worked these issues out at the beginning of the school year.
SOS Parent Info Group

Louisa, KY

#28 Feb 18, 2013
Help it is me Leanne! I'm really looking forward to hearing from the parent infomation group. If you are on Topix please let me know when you can send me and my husband the info from the testing companies. We have hit a brick wall and you all have given us hope.
SOS Parent Info Group

Louisa, KY

#29 Feb 18, 2013
I noticed your address comes up the same as mine in Pompano Florida. I don't know if it has anything to do with it just wondering if you live near the Johnson and Lawrence County lines?

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