This from a school district that cannot graduate more than 50% of its students:
In the Rochester City School District, students can get every test question wrong. They can skip every day of school. They can do no homework. But they will automatically get a grade of 50 percent.
The district has never made the grading policy public. Teachers have quietly complained about it for at least a few years. 13WHAM News obtained written evidence of the directive this week, when the district’s Office of Accountability sent teachers a Power Point presentation instructing them how to override grades to make sure the minimum score on report cards is 50 percent.
Story is here. Thanks to the ever informative and interesting Chris M.