Thursday, May 19, 2011

D.C. Shows Detroit How It's Done

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A USA Today investigation put a microscope on Noyes, where in just two years, the number of students passing math on the standardized tests increased from 10 percent to 58 percent.
The school’s dramatic improvement earned it a National Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education. It’s an honor that was given to only 264 public schools nationwide.
But in the 2010 testing round, 80 percent of Noyes classrooms were flagged for having a suspicious number of incorrect answers erased and corrected.
On the 2009 reading test, seventh-grade students in one classroom averaged 12.7 wrong-to-right erasures — odds better than winning the Powerball, USA Today reported.
This could help Detroit get its standardized test scores back on track.  Goin' out on a limb. I bet D.C. is a Democrat/union stronghold -- just like Detroit. Maybe they can collaborate, learn from each other, implement the "best of the best", and then spread it around.
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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"