View Poll Results: Do you think exit exams are fair

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  • Yes, we let kids off too easy, they need to prove themselves

    30 61.22%
  • No, this can devastate and humiliate a teen

    3 6.12%
  • It's only fair if the teen failed other classes

    6 12.24%
  • The teen should still be able to walk just not get a diploma

    1 2.04%
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    I don't hate the GED. I've always heard that it can be difficult. I also think that colleges and employers greatly prefer a diploma.
    You think? Or you know? Don't mean to be ugly, but do you work in Admissions in a college, or HR for an employer? Or is this just your opinion?
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    I don't hate the GED. I've always heard that it can be difficult. I also think that colleges and employers greatly prefer a diploma.
    It greatly depends on what school that diploma came from.

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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You think? Or you know? Don't mean to be ugly, but do you work in Admissions in a college, or HR for an employer? Or is this just your opinion?
    Well since I know that some colleges don't accept students without a diploma and many jobs are the same, I'd say I know. I have nothing against the GED or anyone who chooses that route. I'm only say that the more accepted route is still the diploma.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    It greatly depends on what school that diploma came from.
    Good point.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    Well since I know that some colleges don't accept students without a diploma and many jobs are the same, I'd say I know. I have nothing against the GED or anyone who chooses that route. I'm only say that the more accepted route is still the diploma.
    And how do you know? That is what I am getting at. How do you know? Other than a quick Google search, that is. Do you work in an area that discriminates against GED holders?
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    And how do you know? That is what I am getting at. How do you know? Other than a quick Google search, that is. Do you work in an area that discriminates against GED holders?
    I know because I've looked at college admission requirements, I've looked at job requirements, I've been in education for 20 years. I don't advocate for discriminating against GED holders. I'm stating the facts as I know them and discussing my experiences.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    I know because I've looked at college admission requirements, I've looked at job requirements, I've been in education for 20 years. I don't advocate for discriminating against GED holders. I'm stating the facts as I know them and discussing my experiences.
    So you are a teacher?
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You think? Or you know? Don't mean to be ugly, but do you work in Admissions in a college, or HR for an employer? Or is this just your opinion?
    didn't the military quit accepting recruits who had a GED. thought a HS diploma was required
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    didn't the military quit accepting recruits who had a GED. thought a HS diploma was required
    I heard that once, Bubba, but it was years ago, before we got involved in 2 wars. Hubs is no longer in the Army, so I can't ask him. I've wondered if that requirement was loosened up a bit.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Over the past several years some states have implemented passing exit exams be required for graduation. 26 states have made this a requirement.If a child passes all of their classes, even if they're an A B student, they can't walk or graduate b/c they didn't pass an exit exam. Some of the tests include questions the teachers haven't even covered. Granted you have 4 yrs to pass it, BUT not everyone does well on tests. Do you think this is fair? Do you think it's fair that a child goes to school, passes all his classes, graduates to the next grade each year, yet he/she can't walk all b/c they fail a test?
    My answers not up there. The trouble with high stakes tests is they have limitations as measurements. Pt hey only tell a partial story. I'm not concerned with anyone's feelings, but I do believe we should use multiple measures, in which test types of test are but a part of the equation.

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