grades

Aug
07

Cut Scores and Grade Inflation

8-7-13 This is a followup to yesterday’s post: The Test Scores Are Coming! Some more background that will help us understand all the talk around today’s test-score headlines. What are “Cut Scores” and what do they have to do with grade inflation? GothamSchools.org put together a great post walking us through State Education Commissioner John […]

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Aug
06

The Test Scores are Coming

8-6-13 THE TEST SCORES ARE COMING! THE TEST SCORES ARE COMING!   New York City’s Spring 2013 ELA and MATH scores for grades 3-8 will drop Wednesday. And by ‘drop’ we mean, both ‘get released,’ and ‘fall.’ The switch to a new test, with harder questions, has come under fire in light of the city’s […]

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