June 1, 2012 14:26 by Nina
What is ‘senioritis’? The unofficial term has been used to describe students in their final year of high school. With most needed credits out of the way and many college acceptance letter already received, some students are on auto-pilot to get their senior year over with.
However, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 75% of incoming college freshmen required a review of English and math skills already learned in high school. The effects of senioritis is being called to blame for this fact.
This is why some school districts are taking on new policies, set to make the final year of high school more engaging and rigorous for students.
A better balance of credit requirements across all four years is one strategy set to keep senioritis at bay. Because many students get most of their work out of way during the first three years, the recipe for senioritis is already there.
Is senioritis having an effect on the final-year performance of your high school seniors? Read the rest of the article today.