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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    9 18.37%
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Thread: High school exit exams

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    Re: High school exit exams

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    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.
    i asked this question about five years ago on behalf of a woman who had a GED. the (army) recruiter insisted that a diploma would be required for her to enlist
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I graduated 5 years ago(holy **** it's been 5 years already! ) and took these tests. They are SO FREAKING EASY! On every test but the math I finished them all in like 15 minutes, the math took me 30 minutes, and I scored in the top 5 percentile in every subject. So yeah, they aren't that hard.
    That's to make sure most pass.

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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.
    Well but in plenty of districts home schooling is superior to what the high school can offer. Many private colleges including the Ivys recognize that even perfect grades in K-12 don't really count for much.

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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i asked this question about five years ago on behalf of a woman who had a GED. the (army) recruiter insisted that a diploma would be required for her to enlist
    I have to say that, with home schooling having come as far as it has, and in many cases, home schooled students scoring much higher than traditional students - they may have to rethink that policy.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    So you are a teacher?
    Yes, I just finished my 20th year.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Well but in plenty of districts home schooling is superior to what the high school can offer. Many private colleges including the Ivys recognize that even perfect grades in K-12 don't really count for much.
    I'm not saying that the situation is right or wrong. Do home schooled students get a GED? Don't some end up with a diploma if they work with a home school group? Also, SAT or ACT scores would affect the situation.
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    Re: High school exit exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    Yes, I just finished my 20th year.
    Then I defer to your expertise.

    To other teachers here - do you all feel this way as well? That the GED isn't taken as seriously by some colleges and employers?

    Is it because your job as a teacher is to make sure that kids graduate, and not need a GED?
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