Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I followed a Gotham School's link to a NY Times article about test scores. The article went on to point out how inflated these scores are. And yet, the powers that be are making excuses. They claim the tests are getting harder so the raw scores needed to pass must get lower.

I say, GET REAL!!!! Give real tests that measure what has been taught. Score them appropriately. Stop denying what teachers for years have known s true.


Ms. Tsouris said...

Any EDUCATOR who ever took a basic-level testing course as part of their undergraduate or graduate studies knows these tests are a scam.
These tests are neither standardized or validated.

institutrice said...

Oh, tell me about it! We started getting a report that showed the kids' raw scores - the lowest I have seen receive Proficient is a 59%!!! Please tell me how you can learn 59% of the bare minimum in 5th grade and still be PROFICIENT! It's a joke.