Thursday, December 13

Earn an A for your progress reports proficiency

Think you know everything there is to know about the progress reports? Take Columbia University's Teachers College quiz to find out for sure.

Celia Oyler, the professor who wrote the quiz, doesn't try to hide her disdain for the reports. Here's the extra credit question:

Since these school grades are: so expensive to produce; not based on many important aspects of what many educators and parents consider central aspects of schooling; do not take into account multiple measures of student progress and school quality; do not take into account standard statistical measures of error; and are based predominantly (in elementary and middle schools) on state tests not designed to be used to make year-to-year comparisons of student growth, why are these school grades being used by the Bloomberg/Klein administration?

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