Failed classes made-up online leave questionable results

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Failed classes made-up online leave questionable results

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Students who make up classes that they previously failed by taking an online class has boosted Georgia’s graduation rates. But there are questions about whether the online classes are really leaving students with the knowledge they need. (Emma Tannenbaum/The New York Times)

Second chances are a good things, and Georgia gives students who fail a class a chance to make it up, but how much are students really learning the second time around?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution did some research that shows that most students who take classes online to make up failed courses pass. But our research also shows that most of those students who take an end-of-course test after the class have not fully learned the material.

So what do the make-up classes really accomplish for Georgia students? You can read the story here.

You can check out your school’s test scores, graduation rate and other critical information at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s new Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.

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