22 April, 2010

Who Really Failed?

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ho Really Failed?
April 15, 2010 (www.insidehighered.com)
Dominique G. Homberger won't apologize for setting high expectations for her students.

The biology professor at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge gives brief quizzes at the beginning of every class, to assure attendance and to make sure students are doing the reading. On her tests, she doesn't use a curve, as she believes that students must achieve mastery of the subject matter, not just achieve more mastery than the worst students in the course. For multiple choice questions, she gives 10 possible answers, not the expected 4, as she doesn't want students to get very far with guessing.

02 April, 2010

Promises Kept

I found this on The Huffington Post.
Wow the comments on that site on many issues are very hateful, derogatory, childish and so on.