Semester Exam Incentives

Semester Exam Incentives

Terryn Sears, Reporter

Okay. Let’s talk the new semester exam incentive. So far I have seen a pretty split reaction. Either you love it or you hate it. Personally, I absolutely love it. I absolutely hate taking tests, and knowing how much it can lower you grade is terrifying, but maybe that is just me. I can also see why people hate it. You have to come and take the exams even if you already have an A in that class and haven’t missed more than four days. I honestly don’t really even understand that part, but I can’t change the policies I can just write about it. Even the teachers aren’t fully sure about them. Miss Buckland, for example, had a lot of trouble figuring out has she was going to give the semester exam. Normally, she would just give a project, and she is still going to, but figuring out how she was going to give them gave her a little trouble. Instead of just giving a grade for a project, she also has to give a participation grade. That way the kids who are eligible for the incentive do not think they can just do nothing and it will not effect them.