Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

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besitos
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Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

Postby besitos » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:51 pm

according to posts from actual students who have posted their schools' grade distribution and mandatory drop policies, in addition to some information from the schools themselves, I have found that these schools' actual attrition from academic failure is about the same as at least one other school without a mandatory distribution and a decent curve (B/3.0 curve). I'm wondering at what point should a mandatory drop policy concern you? what is an average amount of academic attrition (at which point we can say it is more dependent on the student than school policies)?

hope this question makes sense.

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kalvano
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Re: Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

Postby kalvano » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:00 pm

What the hell is a mandatory drop policy?

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Re: Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

Postby flem » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:42 am

kalvano wrote:What the hell is a mandatory drop policy?


I'm assuming something that only festering TTTs that curve out 1/3 of their class have.

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Re: Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:45 am

Only schools that curve to a B- or below actually require that F's be distributed.

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Re: Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

Postby catholicgirl » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:46 am

flem wrote:
kalvano wrote:What the hell is a mandatory drop policy?


I'm assuming something that only festering TTTs that curve out 1/3 of their class have.


I'll never forget a conversation I had with a young man who was trying to graduate from Akron. When he found out I was attending law school he basically said, "Yeah, like 1/3-2/3 of your class will probably drop out."

:shock:

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Re: Mandatory drop policy and attrition rates

Postby flem » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:50 am

catholicgirl wrote:I'll never forget a conversation I had with a young man who was trying to graduate from Akron. When he found out I was attending law school he basically said, "Yeah, like 1/3-2/3 of your class will probably drop out."

:shock:


It seems shitty and terrible, but it probably is the best thing that will happen to the bottom third at schools like that.




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