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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:24 AM
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"leave no child behind" education reports
MAJOR discrepancies state vs federal test results. The states are doing exactly what they had to do to get federal money. Leave children 'behind' in the bathroom so the school didn't fail. :sarcasm: It was on Denver local news but can't find an article on it( no suprise) any where? Did you hear this?
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SammyBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:26 AM
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1. It was on yahoo earlier in the day.
not there now! What a fucking surprise, eh?

I can't take. . .this. . .Republican. . .media. . .anymore! OH NO!!! NOT AGAIN!!!

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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:42 AM
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3. Hey.thanks
Yahoo sent me to CNN

quote........
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Mississippi, 89 percent of fourth-graders who took a state reading test were rated proficient or better. But when the same students took a federal test, only 18 percent reached that standard.

Such discrepancies are not uncommon. Students from all over the country performed worse on a tough federal test than they did on state exams in reading and math -- raising questions about whether states are setting lower standards

snip...
But on the National Assessment of Educational Progress -- the gold standard of achievement in the U.S. -- most states don't come close to matching up, a new analysis shows.

The performance gap was often enormous. The number of fourth-graders and eighth-graders who scored proficient or better on state tests was often 30, 40 or 50 percentage points higher than the number of those who did well on the federal exam -- the one the president and Congress use to chart the nation's progress.

snip.....(My state)
In Colorado, 89 percent of fourth-graders were proficient or better in math on the state test. On the federal test, 39 percent were.
end quote........

http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/03/03/reading.math.sc...

your state......
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:35 AM
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2. this? found on WAPO
Gaps Appear in State, Federal Test Scores

By BEN FELLER
The Associated Press
Friday, March 3, 2006; 5:02 AM

WASHINGTON -- In Mississippi, 89 percent of fourth-graders who took a state reading test were rated proficient or better. But when the same students took a federal test, only 18 percent reached that standard.

Such discrepancies are not uncommon. Students from all over the country performed worse on a tough federal test than they did on state exams in reading and math _ raising questions about whether states are setting lower standards.

The nation's students do glaringly worse on a tough federal test than they do on state exams in reading and math, raising doubts about how much kids are learning.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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