STUDENT ACADEMIC PROBLEM
A few students in a beginning algebra class are on the line to fail the course. As per school policy, they and their parents were notified at midterm that they were in danger of failing the course. Course grades have been posted weekly since that point and students have had a clear indication of how they are doing. Parents have not been sent further notification or contacted. The teacher is now at the point of grading and questioning whether it is more appropriate to fail the students as their gradebook scores call for or pass them with a D-.