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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NY State ED Losers Plan to Use Invalid Test Data: So What's New

Call this posturing by fuming Cuomo stooges at the state department of ed after this week's repudiation of Common Core testing by refusers, but it will only serve in infuriate parents who are already gathering their pitchforks and torches:
A NYSED spokesman said Wednesday that the state would still go ahead with its planned use of the data.

"We are confident the department will be able to generate a representative sample of students who took the test, generate valid scores for anyone who took the test, and calculate valid state-provided growth scores to be used in teacher evaluations," spokesman Jonathan Burman said in a written statement.

Relying on the test data in schools where the majority of students did not participate is sure to raise the ire of the swell of parents leading the charge.

1 comment:

  1. If they can use sampling and estimate how kids score why do we need the test? I am okay with testing for right reasons and now Cuomo has proven testinf everyone is unnecessary and saming works.