Thursday, April 5, 2012: Scores and Prison

Objective:

Students will read an article/web post that introduces the correlation between reading scores and prison.

Students will connect by blogging a reflection on this information.

Students will see themselves in relation to the Star Test Data

DOK 3 & 4

Today’s Do Now Assignment:

Take a look at this webpage:

Link:Test Scores and Prison

Read the statistics and comment below:

What are your thoughts regarding test scores and prison? 

Does this make you want to try on the Star REading Test? Why or Why not?

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65 thoughts on “Thursday, April 5, 2012: Scores and Prison

  1. I don’t agree because some people who do not read well can still read and be successful. I already try on the STAR reading test just because I want to do well.

  2. I don’t agree because some people don’t read and be very successful. I already try because to go good.

  3. I have no thoughts about reading scores in prison beside its kinda pointless . No , this does not make me want to try harder on the STAR Test because they’re just scores

  4. I think that’s is uncaused for because just because you can’t read on the right grade level at the time of testing doesn’t mean that your’re going to end up in jail.
    No I’m going to keep doing what I was doing at first.

  5. I think it’s just a sterotype because if someone can’t read dont mean that they can’t work extremely good with there hands.

  6. I think what the artical is saying is stupid a little bit cause basically what they saying is if you read below your grade level then you are automatically going to jail. And thats stupid to me

    I already try but yes it would make me want to try harder than I already am.

  7. I do not agree with that because people who can’t read can become wealthy in society most of the time. This does make want to do well on the test but before this I already know I will do well on the STAR test.

  8. Ok so the question ask what we think about statistic saying if you dont read you will result to violence and end up in jail well that’s not true because its some smart successful people in jail and some of the dumbest can amount to being successful.

    I always try on my test because the test increase my reading level.

  9. Well my thoughts are it’s still possobile to make it in life without knowing how to read.No this does not make me want to try harder on the reading test.Because I’m going to try on the reading test regardless

  10. I don’t think that grade scores should determine weither or not someone will go to jail. This does not make me want to take the star test anymore or any less. The star test is not going to determine where I will go in life.

  11. I don’t think that grade scores should determine weither or not someone will go to jail. The star test is not going to determine where I will go in life.

  12. I don’t agree with that stupid article because reading has nothing to do with you going to prison it’s your actions. I always try on my star test and I hope to do better every time.

  13. Dont believe in the test scores and jail thing you don’t know what people are able to do if you don’t give a chance to try

  14. I don’t think Someones reading level will determine if they will go to prison. This makes me not want to take the star test.

  15. It surprised me that their is such a strong correlation between test scores and prison. I guess it does not really surprise me as much as the government using these test scores to determine the amount of cells to build in the future. Once you read the argument however, it is logical, sad, but logical.

  16. I disagree because most people are succeful without reading like as in a football player. That person only may know how play ball instead read.

  17. – I believe that someone does have to be able to read to become successful because if you want a good paying job then your going to have to know how to read and there is a slim chance you will become a basketball star, rapper, singer, etc.
    – I am already trying on the star reading test now because I know that it matters.

  18. It surprises me how the strong statistic tells my furture based on other reading scores. More prisons are made based of people with low reading scores. Just because someone doesnt know how to read doesn’t mean they’re going to go down the wrong path. It should help them want to say I need to read more to be more successful and get money the legal way not worrying about anything. I strongly disagree with statistic.

  19. I don’t agree because you can still play sports with out a education and you can be successful in miny thing that you won’t to do in life like playing football,basketball, baseball or boxing and other different sports you like to do.

  20. Yes because some people don’t know how to read really good so I just want to do it so I can be much smart . And it suprise me that the government is leting the prison people read .

  21. I think they shouldn’t have been doing what they was doing to drop out of school and go to jail then they would know how to read better than they do now.

    No that doesn’t make me want to try hard on the star test because the test is pointless to me

  22. I don’t think the scores in jail can tell you if someone is smart it really doesn’t make since to test people in jail because the test might be easier than you think.

  23. What are your thoughts regarding test scores and prison? 

    I don’t think that it is fair to judge the incoming population size or how big the jail should be based on test scores. I say that because some people are just not good test takers in general, and beyond that some people could have just had an off day that day.

    Does this make you want to try on the Star REading Test? Why or Why not?

    Continue to try on the Star test. I take all tests seriously, it’s just seems like the right thing to do.

  24. My thoughts on regarding test scores and prison is that the police and government cant really decide your future

  25. My thoughts is its sad because I don’t believe there learning anything.

    Yes it does because I don’t wana be considered dumb

  26. My thoughts on test scores that some people should try harder, and be confident when taking the Star Reading Test.

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