This is somehow surprising? Experts find that a grade of C or B- in High School predicts a similar or slightly lower grade in college… What would non-experts conclude, that a 65 in an NYC High School would correlate to an A in college? Now that would actually prove grade inflation…
Using data collected by state and community colleges, testing experts on a state committee determined last year that a 75 on the English Regents and a 80 on the math Regents roughly predicted that students would get at least a C in a college-level course in the same subject. Scores below that meant students had to often take remediation classes before they could do college-level work. Only 41 percent of New York State graduates in 2009 achieved those scores.
A few times now I have started to draft an “outeducated” article and never had the guts and fortitude to finish it. I was not around for the “Sputnik moment” – a claim true for most of the people in the USA today – so I cannot gauge how good or bad education was in the 50’s and 60’s. My knowledge of that era is driven entirely by watching ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Grease’ – and those kids did not seem to spend too much time studying. (but they sure seemed happy!)
â€œThe U.S. is being out-trained, out-educated and out- maneuvered in the global competition for employment,â€ Gross said. â€œThere are seven applicants for every one job thatâ€™s available and todayâ€™s report only reemphasizes that.â€
The horror of this morning’s article is not just in expert’s “realization” that you need a B or C on a Regent’s exam to get a similar grade in college. It is in the fact that by getting a B in one of the weakest primary educational systems in a functioning world you still get a B in what is supposed to be a strong secondary/higher education system.
- New York Graduates Poorly Prepared For College: Report (huffingtonpost.com)
- Most New York Students Are Not College-Ready (nytimes.com)
- Most New York Graduates Are Ill Prepared (ekonometrics.blogspot.com)
- Really? Preparing Children to Be Safe at College – NYTimes.com. Really?! (fridnet.com)