Since eighth grade I never really took anything the ConnCAP staff said to me seriously; it took me seventeen years to actually understand and realize how important college is and how important having a good education is. They have helped me in many ways by engaging me in meaningful learning experiences for the purpose of enhancing my basic skills and critical thinking. From grades eighth-twelfth, I’ve attended a ConnCAP Summer program for six weeks each summer. This has helped me improve my chances of competing in an advanced society by offering enrichment classes in the areas of math, science and English. During those six weeks I worked on material that helped me get ready for the next grade.
I’m realizing it now one month before I am able to graduate. My actions were influenced by my teacher letting me pass with the bare minimum on essay. My high school English teacher was not effectively teaching me the necessary skills to pass my senior year. I disappointed in that I put myself in this situation but I did not anyone know because I wanted to make pass English without anyone helps. The rest of the day I started to think what happened in past year that affected my chance going to
At the young age of seven, it seems as though no one could get in trouble in the first grade. The year had started off on the right track for me and I loved my new teacher. Her name was Mrs. Williams. This was my second year to be in the first grade so i knew what was expected of a first grader. I had repeated the first grade because my mom did not want me to be the youngest in the grade by a year or more.
After that, she felt like a big failure; moreover, she quitted trying so hard and stopped taking English seriously, but her biggest worry was that she never knew why she didn’t pass that test. The story of Shannon Nichols deeply amazed me and I really enjoyed it and loved it because of the simple and unique reason that I also experienced the same kind of feelings when I took a similar test six years ago and I was trying to get in one the best universities in my country, so I know how Shannon felt after failing the test that was very important for her. I need to mention that in Peru is a little bit different from America; students graduate from high school and after they prepare themselves, they have to take a test that decides whether or not one is ready for the university. The test is called “Admission Exam”, and every single student needs to pass it before getting cleared to attend classes at the university. It took me twice to pass that test and just like Shannon, I got completely disappointed after failing the first time because I was always a good student and I knew I had prepared myself well enough to pass the test in the first time, but that was not the case and I did not pass the test until my second attempt.
I think the CAHSEE is out of the question, there's already other tests in the end of year to make sure we're learning. When I first heard of the CAHSEE test, I didn't take it as seriously. I didn't believe that my high school career depended all on a test. I know my cousin took prep classes which she didn't take so serious but ended up passing, in her first try. She is pretty smart and she says it was easy just some questions were
I started school by failing first grade. The teacher noticed that I had learning problem, or was it? I was transferred to what allot of people call a restarted school. But the correct term is a slow school for the mentally challenged. During the years that I was going to this school, I was excelling in all subjects, receiving all A’s.
ENGL 1010-037 12/2/13 Standardized Testing: The ACT As a second year college student, I have been forced to take many standardized tests throughout my first 12 years of school. But, none of those tests would compare to the most crucial test, the ACT (American College Testing). Obviously I had to take this test to be admitted into Tennessee Technological University, which determined everything from my scholarships to my class placements. As I was preparing for the tests, I noticed that not only did the tests fail to include knowledge I had acquired throughout my high school career, but they also did not accurately place me into the correct classes that I would need for my freshman semester here at Tennessee Tech. My main concern with the ACT is that I fear that the makers of this test are failing to measure the academic success, including the skills and intelligence levels of students around the country.
Although they are taught to the test, these students have no special modifications while taking the test, which causes numbers to drop on the Adequate Yearly Progress report. Although supports of No Child Left Behind credit the policy for exposing test-score gaps among student groups, they also acknowledge its mechanism for labeling schools that didn't make progress is too broad, its mandated tutoring remedies rarely boost student achievement and the 2014 goal that 100 percent of U.S. students be deemed "proficient" in science and math is unrealistic (Resomvits, J.,
History was quite a challenge like I had expected. Being in a college level class taught me how to manage my time wisely. At first it was hard because I was so used to having a limited quantity of homework, that when my AP teacher gave us our six page assignment I was flabbergasted. Though the paper was due within three days I still felt like I was struggling.After completing the assignment I knew I conquered the Challenging assignment. Besides taking an AP Course in school I took a Political Science course at Hunter College.
As I got to my class all the things I felt were gone away I was ready to tackle this class. My first class was a new student seminar pretty interesting class what had got me was the homework I was not sure if I was able to do it. All I had to do is stay focused which I was for the first month then I started to lack. My second class was actually one of the easiest that I knew I was going to for sure