A LYS Principal asks the following:

SC

I need your help (and the rest of the LYS Nation) in making sure that our EOC policy is reasonable and fair, as it relates to students who transfer to our district. As most of the districts around us are doing, we are waving the use of the EOC in the determination of a student’s final grade. But for some strange reason, not every district is doing this.  Which creates the following problem. 

We are seeing some students transfer to us prior to the sending district applying the 15% EOC score to the student’s final grade in the class.  The transcript states the final grade in the class, WITHOUT granting credit, because the district has not received the EOC score.  In addition, after a student transfers to the new district, the sending district will no longer receive the score for the student since he/she is no longer a student. 

How would you handle this situation?

SC Response This is yet another case of students suffering from, and schools dealing with, the unintended consequences that occur when we continue to elect anti-educators to office. VOTE.  But all posturing aside, we still have your issue to reason through.  My analysis is that the issue is moot. Consider the following four cases of a student transfering from a district that uses the EOC in the determination of granting credit in a course.

Case 1. A student transfers to your school with a passing grade, but no EOC.  1.     You enroll the student, 2.     Accept his grades, 3.     Include the grades he earned on your campus, 4.     Determine a final average based on your weighting system, 5.     Grant or deny credit based on your weighted average. 

Case 2. A student transfers to your school with a failing grade, but no EOC. 1.     You enroll the student, 2.     Accept his grades, 3.     Include the grades he earned on your campus, 4.     Determine a final average based on your weighting system, 5.     Grant or deny credit based on your weighted average. 

Case 3. A student transfers to you school with a credit earned, solely due to the EOC result. 1.     As before, once a sending district has determined if credit will be granted or not, the receiving districts honors that decision. 2.     For the student who earned credit, even if by your system he would have failed,  enroll him in the next course.

Case 4. A student transfers to your school with a credit denied, solely due to the EOC result. 1.     As before, once a sending district has determined if credit will be granted or not, the receiving districts honors that decision. 2.     For the student who did not earn credit, even if by your system he would have passed, enroll him the same course.

I think I have covered all the possible scenarios. LYS Nation, let us know if I missed something or if you are handling one of the above cases in a different manner

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