My wife and I went for Ice Cream the other day. We each ordered a single scoop on a sugar cone. She ordered Moostracks and I Mint Chocolate Chip. According to standards each cone should have had the same amount of ice cream. Mine was served by a shorter girl who had to reach further into the ice cream tub while the taller physically stronger girl easily scooped my wife’s ice cream onto the cone. The result was my wife had more ice cream and waited a shorter amount of time for her treat.
Students all have the same text books, the same assignment, yet produce different results. Standards are important, but don’t expect everyone to perform at the same level. The level of performance is decided by the performer. The bottom line is I enjoyed my ice cream as much as my wife enjoyed hers. Since it was hot out, mine dripped less. So who really performed to the higher standard?