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Would be nice, but it's BOR-mandated.  And, they don't seem to see this
"as a problem"......


Miguel A. Acosta wrote:

>Change the test.
>
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>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Beverley
>Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 2:23 PM
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>Subject: Re: Conferences for Teaching Reading to College Students & Adults
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>I am teaching the Board of Regents-REQUIRED "Reading Proficiency" PREP
>Class for the Regent's Reading EXAM that ALL Georgia College/University
>students MUST take and pass.........
>
>I am becoming frustrated because students take the class, pass the practice
>exams -- but just can NOT seem to make it over that final hurdle -- they 
>just
>can NOT pass that test ... I have one student enrolled now who is 
>scheduled to
>graduate the end of July -- she said she stopped counting the number of 
>times she had
>taken the exam -- after taking it the 8th time.  I have TWO students who 
>have
>completed ALL of their course work -- one actually walked ... CAN'T pass 
>the test.
>
>I am open to any suggestions......  I've provided Test-taking Strategies/
>Relaxation Tips/ Practice, practice, practice/ Reading and Re-writing
>information, and any other ideas I can find......  HELP?!!!!!
>
>Thanks,
>Beverley
>Dr. Beverley R. Blake
>Valdosta State University
>Valdosta, GA
>
>Eagan, K MS CEP wrote:
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>>Good afternoon, everyone
>>
>>I teach a 10-lesson reading efficiency course to freshmen college
>>students during the fall semester.  During the spring semester, the same
>>course enrollment is open to campus employees, instructors, and spouses.
>>Our course is commonly referred to as "speed reading," but it is really
>>learning how to read efficiently. I would like to learn more about the
>>pedagogy about how one learns to decode/read college level material. My
>>department executive officer has asked if I want to attend a conference
>>next year (I do!) but can't locate the information I want through
>>google.  Can anyone suggest a conference that offers sessions on
>>reading?  How about an organization relating to college/adult reading?
>>His request for conference information was sent this afternoon, and I
>>need to respond tomorrow.  Can anyone help me?  Thanks!
>>Kathy Eagan
>>Academic Excellence Program Instructor
>>Center for Enhanced Performance
>>United States Military Academy
>>Bldg. 745A - Brewerton Rd.
>>West Point, New York 10996
>>(845) 938-3421     [log in to unmask]
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