If you had the chance to re-do an assignment for a better grade would you? Some students in Baton Rouge, Louisiana now actually have the option to do just that.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office just endorsed a new policy that would allow students the opportunity to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of what grade they originally received, WBRZ.com reports.
The new policy is inline with a series of student rights that were first created by Belaire and Tara High Schools. These rights allow students to request a make-up test, to re-do assignments in order to better understand information, to replace grades if they failed to understand an assignment, and to receive grades that reflect information that the know.
According to EBR Associate Superintendent Orlando Ramos the new policies reflect opportunities that already exist outside of the school system.
“In the real world if you failed the bar exam, you can re-take it. If you fail your teachers’ certification exam, you can re-take it,” Ramos told WBRZ.
However some students questioned the policy change.
“If you don’t do it the first time and you have no intentions of doing it, why get a second chance?” Belaire High School senior Ekeidra Lanehart asked.