Sunday, February 07, 2010
Hey Bloomberg, Your Stats Mean Nothing
I forgot to post this last week, sorry.
The Integrated Algebra regents was given in January to repeaters and new admits to N.Y.S. Passing this exam is a graduation requirement. In fact it is the only math exam the state requires. This could be done by getting 30 points out of the 87 given or to be more exact, 34% of the exam right. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions so guessing correctly on just half of them means a student is ready to graduate.
I know Bloomberg does not control the regents exams so I am not blaming him entirely for the sorry state of education but maybe he should stop bragging about his improved graduation statistics since we all know they mean nothing.