"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Can NCLB Help to Slow Math Gains Even More?

Maggie has been so adamant about using NAEP scores to justify the intellectual genocide of NCLB. Looks to me as if gains have slowed since the testing orgy kicked in.

Average mathematics scale scores, grade 4: Various years, 1990-2005

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