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Re: Integrity Testing
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- Subject: Re: Integrity Testing
- From: Carol Holst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 23:13:46 -0500
- Cc: ACTNOW2003@yahoogroups.com, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Umm, then he might want to explain why Houston ISD has such an enormous
dropout rate. I guess Kay Stripling just suddenly turned the place to
poo-poo on her own after he got his promotion and moved away from
Enronville? Got a great article from the Houston Chronicle I can fax
you, since I got busy remodeling the kitchen and forgot to forward the
online version of the article yesterday. Better remind me quick before I
take the newspaper to the recycle dumpster though...
Four hours prepping, one hour painting.
Bleah, bleah, bleah...
On Monday, May 19, 2003, at 10:46 AM, Jedoyon@aol.com wrote:
;-) ;-} ;-] :-[ :-/ :-o :-O
Rod Paige, the secretary of Education, points to his achievements as
superintendent of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) as
that relentless testing as required by the No Child Left Behind Act will
improve the education of all children ("<A
s the key to
revitalizing our schools</A>," guest commentary, May 13).
What Paige doesn't tell you is how he raised test scores in Houston.
enrolls 212,000 students, about 34 percent of the students in Harris
According to the Intercultural Development Research Association, a
center in San Antonio, 52 percent of African-American teens in Harris
who started high school in 1997 were no longer in school in 2000-01,
would have been their senior year, and Paige's last year. Sixty percent
the Hispanic teens were also gone, as were 29 percent of the white
Paige tells us that "accountability works," but how was he accountable
thousands of students who dropped out from his schools? Paige brags
HISD raised test scores. It's easy to raise test scores if you can get
low-scoring students to drop out.
We do need accountability in schools, but No Child Left Behind will turn
schools into test-preparation factories. More kids will drop out, and
wealthy parents will put their children into private schools, where
educated is not synonymous with test scores.
- David Marshak, associate professor, School of Education, Seattle