Re: Test Passing Standards - What is it?
Standards??? There are 2 standards I have. 1) is that the knowledge backs up the rank and NOT the rank backing up the knowkledge. I, as I have said before, never tell a student, or students, that they're testing. Either they know it or they don't. I look for what they know and sometimes I give them a situation that they haven't had. Then I watch and see how they do. Everyone learns at a different pace so promotions will also come at a different pace. The 2nd standard is that they earn the rank. I am promoting 2 students tonight---1 to sankyu and the other to yonkyu. Took them a little longer to get there but they EARNED it. That's a standard that has no compromise---rank has to be earned and the knowledge has to be there to justify the rank.