The semester officially ended today. I managed to finish grading the gargantuan stack of late homework, essays and tests that had accumulated since Winter Break and the grades are all in.
Out of my 179 students I had 21% who ended up failing.
This number is a little higher than my first quarter grades. I have never had a second quarter where my students have uniformly done as poorly as they have this year. Traditionally third quarter is the worst. I hope that it gets better third quarter this year as I try to pound it into my student's brains how important their education is for them.