Monday, September 20, 2010


School officials have found a way to make even those disasterous test scores sound good.

84% of the elementary and middle schools who got A's last year will get no lower than C's this year.
13% of the schools that earned B's will get no lower than a D
The top 25% of city scorers will earn no lower than a C

"We aren't going to allow progress to be completely discounted simply because the [scoring of the state exam] changed," said city Education Department spokesman Matt Mittenthal yesterday.

Ludicrous. I started writing a commentary on the above and then gave up. Those words speak for themselves. Read the entire article in today's Daily News. I want to thank Gotham Schools for pointing this stuff out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The DOE version of imaginary numbers.