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Thursday, August 14, 2014

You're A Winner If You Predicted A Slight Increase In NY Test Scores

As many of us predicted, NYSED and the Board of Regents rigged the state testr scores this year to go up slightly so they could point to "progress":

One year after scores plummeted following the state’s adoption of Common Core-aligned tests, city students collectively outpaced the rest of New York on both the math and English exams. In math, 34.5 percent of city students met or exceeded the state’s proficiency bar, up 4.4 points from last year. In English, 29.4 percent of students met or exceeded proficiency, a two-point gain.

The city’s gains meant it shrank the test-score gap between its scores and the state’s to the slimmest margin since 2006. Statewide, 35.8 percent of students were considered proficient in math this year, and 31.4 percent of students considered proficient in English.

“It’s a story of modest but real progress,” Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch said.

Uh, huh.

Or it shows this:

Increase of scores within the students will demonstrate to the public and "special interests" that common core is working and common core is the way for college and career. Deception at its best! Parents and teachers need to continue this fight to stop high stakes testing and common core.

And this:

Rigged. Totally Rigged. The scores will be a little bit better. A rigged salve to those who want to dismantle the garbage CCSS. A sickening manipulation, totally scripted with the purpose of ramming the Core down the throats of the public.

I'm going to go with Number 2 and Number 3.

They fool nobody with their jive anymore.

6 comments:

  1. They will fool the press.

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    1. Many of the edu-journalists are on the same page as King/Tisch - Gotham Charter Schools, Ed Week, et al. But the mainstream press will cover the story right if parents call horseshit on the scores. That's what we've seen happen w/ Common Core - esp. in Newsday and Lohud.

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  2. From Under The BusAugust 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Students will be college ready by the time they reach 55!

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    1. But there won't be any jobs for them even then and Social Security, well, you actually have to pay into that to get it...

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  3. Actually, NYSED lowered the cut scores by a few point this year. That means that they are really celebrating a drop in achievement.

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