Curious – does *not* rewarding kids for achievement disincentivize them from trying harder?
Life is hard and unfair sometimes. Sometimes you’re in the top 10 and sometimes you’re not.
In response to calls from parents to stop reporting class rankings to college admissions offices, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of reviewing its policy.
Currently, Albemarle reports class ranks to colleges and universities in deciles, but many parents feel that doing so paints students below the top 10 percent negatively in the eyes of selective universities.
I wish I’d made time to attend this meeting at WAHS on Wednesday.
There’s a good discussion so far on Facebook. For everyone (and especially those who aren’t on Facebook) I’m embedding the comments from FB here.
Update 2 – Charlottesville Tomorrow has a poll – Should Albemarle County report student rankings to colleges?