Thursday, June 25, 2015

Not Monitoring This Time


Tuesday was the first day of finals. And I actually got to proctor a final, albeit with the "assistance" (read: she did all the work) of a co-teacher. 11th grade English. Their final was on The Catcher in the Rye.

Arriving late was... Tito! Remember Tito? I did. Vividly. And considering how little of his test he got done that time, I wondered how he'd do on his final.

Well, at least Ms. B was the special ed. teacher that knew him pretty well.

I stood over him a bit. Ms. B had him sit in a front desk. And, unsurprisingly, he was the last one done. However, he did manage to finish and before the end of the two-hour block. (I did not see his cell phone.)

Ms. B graded the finals. The class didn't do so hot on them. I think the student with the best score in the class had missed 19 out of 53. (They were to have read the book in groups in class. Seems like they may have done more visiting than reading in the time they were given.) Tito did fairly well comparatively.

At one point, I had a chance to tell Ms. B the story. That story I linked to earlier. About how Tito asked if he had gotten a text while his cell phone was in my custody.

Ms. B thought that was hilarious.

And if you haven't seen my Monday post, please make sure to check it out. I'd appreciate any help you can give.

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  1. Good for Tito showing up for the final (albeit late) and then doing relatively comparatively okay with it. I hope the final didn't count for a lot of their grade or the class could be in a bit of trouble.

    betty

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    1. Yeah. I'm sure the teacher curved the scores or something. When that many students do that bad...

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  2. Glad Tito completed the test. The best one missed 19? That's a lot to miss!

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    1. Yep, that is a very poor showing on the exam.

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  3. The best one missed that many? Whoa! At least Tito finished, even if it was all wrong.

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  4. It's the Catcher in the Rye. They probably couldn't keep awake long enough to remember anything.

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  5. Well, God bless Tito! Seems he hunkered down when it was necessary.

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  6. Oh good for Tito! Sometimes kids who are bored and just float through can be quite intelligent

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  7. I've never read Catcher in Rye.

    Coffee is on

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    1. I've never read it either. Well, bits in various classes, but not the whole thing.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I read Catcher in the Rye years ago and it was dated then. The board of education all over the world needs to reconsider the books they set I think. That's just my opinion but if they're special ed classes isn't a classic oldie like that a bit hard?

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    1. It's not a special ed. class. It's a general ed. class with several mainstreamed special ed. kids in it. (It's the new thing in special ed. Classes that have a few mainstreamed kids get the extra help of a special ed. teacher.)

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  9. Old literature is often difficult for me to follow due to the writing style. That being said, I don't know how kids who are learning challenged supposed to get the material assigned. Oh well...I'm glad Tito showed up...late and finished his test. Maybe, he's showing a little disciple. :D Ooo, the best tester didn't do so well. It's kinda hard on kids who are in special ed. I know they are labeled by their peers and teachers, so I wonder if a good portion of them just don't care to do their best. It's really quite sad when you think about it. Someday these kids will wish that they had tried harder.

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