Bright Kids, Poor Grades


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A news story about bright children getting bad grades

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  • Welcome to our comic and we hope you will learn something from this
  • In america our kids are getting poor grades in school
  • The TIMASS, is an international study that tests american students to students from other countries
  • According to TIMASS, the third international math an science study, there is a time for studying needed for students to be the best they can.
  • These kids don't have all the skills they need to learn
  • According to PHD psychiatrist Sylvia Rimm, some children in america aren't learning to achieve.
  • These kids learn many things from their parents, including their values.
  • They try to follow that example and thus, don’t value achievement and they won’t want to learn to achieve.
  • 1 in 4 of high school seniors cannot read at the most basic level. In 1992, out of 500, they scored 292, while in 2005, they scored 286
  • On the 2013 NAEP reading test, about 22 percent of eighth graders scored below the "basic" level, and only 36 percent of eighth graders were at or above grade level
  • These kids have great goals and work even harder
  • They need their teachers and family to help these kids grow and develop
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