What role do final exams play in today's schools?

06/25/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Some Washington, D.C.-area school districts are reporting failure rates of 20% to 60% on some math final exams. Still, many districts do not maintain data on final exams, which has sparked questions about the role they play in today's schools where more emphasis is being placed on state-mandated tests, course grades, graduation rates and other factors. "How important are they, and if they're not important, why are they still there?" asked Francis "Skip" Fennell, a professor of education at McDaniel College in Maryland and past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

View Full Article in:

Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
CONTRACT - Education Consultants
East Coast, Phoenix, Los Angeles, SL_Multiple Locations
Inside Sales Representative
Apperson, Inc.
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Product Marketing Manager
Apperson, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Business Development Analyst
Insight Education Group
Los Angeles, CA
Instructional Designer, ESL
Imagine Learning, Inc.
Provo, UT