Monday, September 30, 2013

How Did They Not See This Coming?

Gary Stern:

Myers said she studied the past test scores of her current ninth-graders, about 60 percent of whom got 2s and 1s on their eighth-grade tests in math and ELA. Then she compared their scores to those of Valhalla graduates who have gone on to college.

“Many of the students who were successful in college had parallel scores,” Myers said. “But now we have to tell parents that their child is not college-ready? We have a problem with the validity of the tests.”

You can even do the same thing with PPSD students college success statistics and the NECAP, but nobody will really believe that. Suburban parents will believe it about their own kids though.

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