Thursday, August 07, 2008

NY Proficiency Rates

From the Quick and the Ed:
Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute says:
There are some districts in [New York] state that recorded proficiency rates of close to 100% on this year's math tests. This Lake Wobegon effect is an embarrassment...
Kevin Carey takes Stern to task for his poor choice of cliche.

I thought that the purpose of NCLB was to get to 100% proficiency. If the districts are fudging the numbers that is a problem, if not, then aren't they doing what we wanted them to do?

1 comment:

The Tablet PC In Education Blog said...

Yes, you are correct. 100% proficiency means that teachers in these districts reached their minimum student academic performance threshold, which graded on a curve should be a "C".