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Incentives for finals: Good or bad idea?

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Incentives for finals: Good or bad idea?

Abi Iseman

Abi Iseman

Abi Iseman

Londyn Bardin, 11

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Finals could be explained as one of the most hated parts of high school. Kids stress greatly as even though they know the material, some students are not good test takers. A final exam can greatly affect your grade.

Finals range from 10-15% of your grade, that may not sound like a lot but it can drop you a whole letter grade. At Circle, rules require that every student takes a final exam in every class. It did not used to be this way. The old requirements, also knows as the Incentive Program, were that you had three or less absences and you were exempt from the class final.

“I believe that if the rules were we could have few absences or an A or B in the class a lot of kids would come to school more and strive to be better because everybody hates finals,” Tory Lanterman, 10. Many schools around Kansas do not make finals required, which is how many students think it should be.

“I would love to see the Incentive Program come back,” Mrs Hamilton says.

Bringing back this program could help with truancy, bad grades, tardies, and could simply just motivate kids.

Circles assistant principal, Matthew Carroll explains his take on the incentive program. “The big reason we got rid of the program is because we had too many kids coming to school when they shouldn’t. They were deathly sick and causing other kids to get sick just because they didn’t want to take a test. Eventually at some point in your life you will more than likely have to take a high stake test and finals prepare kids for that,” says Carroll.

There is not a debate on the situation at the time, but this could become a topic for conversation in the future.

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