Honestly students, if you knew you could retest at any time, what would make you study diligently before the first test? The new system forces teachers to be very lenient with their students. This leaves teachers with one other option besides changing the curriculum: just merely changing their grading scale.
Both options are not exactly good ones and are causing teachers to drastically change their way of teaching and grading. It is understandable that the district wants its schools to have less D’s and F’s, but this system is not exactly helping students, it is giving them a break and making it easier on them. However, that does not necessarily mean that they will fix any of their grades.
The english, math, science departments on campus are looking to solve a few of these problems with after school ZAP and tutoring.