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High School Students with No Critical Thinking Ability


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: High School

Competency: Below Level

The students here are from a rural area, many of which have not been outside their most immediate environment. They have a carefree attitude that shows they could care less if they attain knowledge of any sort, and many do not see the need to learn any more than their grandparents learned. They have been spoon-fed through many grades, and do not think for themselves.



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