Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

NYC Public School Parents: Leonie Haimison responds to the NY Times article about the political uses of test scores

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   1 comment, 7 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)

Background of the Issue - Standardized Tests - ProCon.org
Copyrighted Image? DMCA

'Leonie provides the historical context that was absent from reporting on this year's scores. Diane Ravitch says:'What you will learn from her post is that there is almost always a political slant in reporting scores, especially these days, when so many politicians want to claim credit for rising scores. If officials want the scores to look good, they will magnify gains. Or they can change the passing mark to create artificial gains. Or they can convert raw scores to higher scores. When they first get started, they want the scores as low as possible so they can claim gains afterwards. First, the public learned that the test scores were up. Next, Commissioner Elia's statement that accompanied the release said that this year's scores were not comparable to previous years' scores. But then, they saw Commissioner Elia and the media celebrating the test score gains .' HUH? Read and learn...'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Other Series: View All 16 Articles in "NPE: NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION"

Other Series: View All 408 Articles in "PRIVITIZATION."

Other Series: View All 853 Articles in "Public ignorance & those who use this"

Other Series: View All 39 Articles in "Tests: The truth and the propaganda."