Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Arne Duncan tries to explain 2015 NAEP Math results

From the USA Today

See Arne trying to explain these results given ...Math test scores down for the first time in 25 years.

Since 1990, scores in both math and reading have moved steadily, if slowly, higher. Until this year, math scores had never dropped in either grade. NAEP scale scores range from 0 to 500.

Carr ruled out "test fatigue" on the part of students, saying researchers who looked into that found no evidence that students in 2015 were any less engaged in the test than in past years.

But even Carr, a developmental psychologist, said the drops surprised her.

Hint for Arne: The students are less skilled because of Common Core implementation. I am not surprised.

No Vendor Left Behind is working great Edu-Biz profits are up, but students are left behind.

Remember that NAEP is given to a scientifically selected random sample of students in each state.  Arne is going to have a really hard time trying to spin: Until this year, math scores had never dropped in either grade.. yet this year dropped in both 4th and 8th grades.

Mike Petrelli's comment:
"It makes sense," he said. "When families are hurting financially, it's harder for students to focus on learning."

Nice try Mike you pusher of CCSS-M...   Were families worse off in 2015 than in 2013?  Of course not.
From Carol Burris
Today’s National Assessment of Educational Progress score flop should come as no surprise. You cannot implement terrible education policies and expect that achievement will increase.

Let the revolution against Common Core continue.  When it comes to improving the education of students "The Ed Oligarchs" are clueless.

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