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Posted 03/24/2013 12:20:37 EDT
I get what you are saying on the individual school level, but you know as well as I do that the quality of an education across the state varies by district and the course title Algebra II can have a v more »
Posted 03/24/2013 09:08:12 EDT
That depends on how well the previous tests have been used. Look at it like this. All the tests before grade 10 are like a thermometer. You take a child's tempature to see if they are "ok." (on tr more »
Posted 03/24/2013 08:57:48 EDT
That is usually saved for the election season when it is time to beat up on public employees
Posted 03/24/2013 08:40:03 EDT
Massachusets actually has the capability to measure a students score against his/her starting point. The system exists, I am just no so sure how well districts are using that data to inform instructi more »
Posted 03/24/2013 08:35:12 EDT
We need to have high standards and we need to have students who can perform well on the measured assessments of those goals, but I will say this much. No third grader should be drilled on standardize more »
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