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New grading scale for Clarksdale schools

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009 12:00 am

A new grading scale was approved by the Clarksdale Municipal School District’s (CMSD) Board of Trustees at its regular meeting held Tuesday.

In the past, the district has weighted the average of all test scores at a rate of 20%, and the average of all assignment grades (homework, class work, and independent work) at a rate of 80%.

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  • anonymous posted at 6:12 am on Wed, Dec 23, 2009.

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    breakfast and lunch during the school year and lunch summer feeding program during summer break

  • anonymous posted at 9:56 am on Sun, Dec 20, 2009.

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    welfare biscuit????

  • anonymous posted at 6:21 am on Sat, Dec 19, 2009.

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    Dr. Felder was selected as the new Deputy Superintendent of Instruction for the Jackson Public School District. Congrats to her. She gets a big raise ($35k) and an opportunity to continue to grow. But, sad that she left in last than a year.

  • anonymous posted at 3:20 am on Sat, Dec 19, 2009.

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    This is the most asinine move I have ever seen and is a giant step at destroying what is left of a once fine school system. Oh, the 50/50 will be fine, but when it gets to 80.20, a complete turn-around, woe be the students, teachers, and the entire system. The next logical step to take that would be in context with this asinine move would be to replace the teachers with robots. They would work well with the school board puppets that the new superintendent has managed to transform.

  • anonymous posted at 12:23 am on Sat, Dec 19, 2009.

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    The children already know from their past experience that they are going to the next grade even if the can't write their own name. To think that this is somehow going to scare them into actually trying to pass those ignorant test so you guys don't have to worry about what the Feds are going to do to you is insane. A whole years worth of classroom work and tests only count for 30% of a childs grade and the mandated test which is all you teach anyway and they still fail miserable counts as 70%. How can you guys do this to the children of Clarksdale? Stop passing children along who do nothing but show up, eat their welfare biscuit, and cause problems. In a few years you will have children who are at or near where they should be. This does mean that many will be held back for awhile but that's what it's all about. Getting what you need from each step up the ladder till graduation. The real sad fact is that you on the board already know these things but just don't care about anything but controlling your own people and maintaining the status quo of your power trip. If you don't work in a classroom everyday then you have no idea what your talking about.