Monday, August 12, 2013

A New York State Principal Reacts to Misleading Test Scores

Katie Zahedi is principal in Red Hook, New York. 

What the public may not understand in the midst of today’s controversy is that when a test yields 80% (of a particular cohort) of students passing over a 5 year span, and scores suddenly drop to below a 35% passing rate, that the problem is probably unrelated to student performance. In fact, the last two years of tests produced by the NYSED have been rife with mistakes, missing tables needed for computation, and confusing and misleading questions....

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