Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Nobody Knows How to Raise NECAP Math Scores

I've got a new post over at RI Future.

One side note -- North Providence did see a 19% jump in students scoring higher than "1" on the 11th grade math NECAP, and we don't have the demographic breakdowns yet, but the interesting thing about their scores last year was that whites, males, and not economically disadvantaged students all underperformed in North Providence last year compared to their peers statewide, while low-income, female and minority students all outperformed their peers. I suspect that some complacent white guys were scared straight by the graduation requirements, but it took a weird demographic situation to cause that to result in a clear test score gain.

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