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#60551 Jun 7th, 2007 at 02:50 PM
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I have this kid. A teenager who is generally giving me tizzy-fits.
I received a letter from school today about this kid. She is a sophomore (10th grade).
Jonni passed her High School Exit Exam!
I am thrilled to bits.
The CAHSEE, California High School Exit Exam is fairly new. I think last year was the first year implemented. You don't pass=you don't get a diploma. It is weeding out a lot of marginal students (and marginal teachers and marginal schools). It is first given in 10th grade and if you don't pass then you have a couple of opportunities in 11th and 12th.
Jonni passed it!
First try!
(I won't tell you how surprised I am. It would put a damper on her achievement.)


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Congrats to her and you as well.

We have that testing here in Canada as well now.


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Well they had "proficiency" exams before but did away with them for some reason.
I gave her a balloon.


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Yes, Her report card is a disaster. I got a call from another parent on Tuesday, telling me that Jonni and her friend had skipped the last three weeks of school. I spent part of yesterday finding out it wasn't true. (Just the past week). She will attend summer school. I am applying for independent study next year. It will be the only way she could possibly graduate on time. (sigh)
But I am smiling today!


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I need to count my few blessings.
1. Jonni loves school (social) so getting her up and dressed and there is not a problem.
2. I like all of the friends that I have met.
3. Her teachers like her and say she is one of the sweetest girls around.
4. She has never been suspended.
5. huuuh?..... Ummmm.....(4 is good right?)


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Congrats to her! kissie thumbup grin

We have NYS regents exams on various[most of] the subjects...you don't pass, you don't graduate! lol

Congrats again kissie


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I know most states have something, I think. But Cal is always revamping things.


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#60638 Jun 7th, 2007 at 06:39 PM
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thumbup i'm so happy for you tina... getting that test out of the way is mega major! clap and #5 is every now and then, she surprizes you with things to be proud of grin

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So, when Jonni got home from school, I said "Here, I got a letter from school." with a somber look on my face. She got that look on her face that said "Oh crap!" (insert teen language that I don't allow.) Then she opened it to the side explaining the test and requirements. I told her to turn it over (her scores). She was so happy! She tried calling all of her friends but couldn't get hold of anyone. It was a good day.
Thanks everyone.


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That is great to hear Tina! A big accomplishment!


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