I have not actually had time to read the study. It's part of my briefcase
reading materials for planes over the next couple of weeks.
Remind me to comment to you.
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Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 3:01 AM
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> Jerry, I read Acheive, Inc. "research" study and would to know what you
> it. It seemed to me that the study does not support their generalized
> that "This analysis shows that the bar needs to be raised even higher over
> time". I gather that the researchers have presupposed that education is
> expected to be based on criteria established by "white collar" employers
> colleges, and believe this should determine where the bar should be set.
> I can't put my finger on it, but there seems to be some major problems
> Achieve, Inc. study. It seems, almost to obviously, they wanted to creat a
> "research" document that would support and foster their agenda, which I
> involves creating a national system of standards to a H.S. diploma.
> I wish this document could be neatly dismissed. But, I believe those who
> involved in Achieve, Inc. have plenty of access to $$ and politicans.
> the passage of NCLB and other 'reform' laws, I can not underestimate the
> ability of this organization to further change factors in public
> I think someone give the people at Achieve, Inc. a high stake test, and it
> should include a section on reasoning skills. In responding to "Why High
> Exit Exams Are Important", the report states: "While some people question
> use of tests as part of states' graduation requirements, the need for
> high school exit expectations should be clear because the cost of poor
> school preparation to students and states is so clear."
> Unfortunately, I think many people may by into the argument, especially if
> can be backed up by a "research". I know I have strong opinions about the
> report, but Jerry I would like to know your thoughts.
> Thank you,
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