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Re: WASL tripe.....
- Subject: Re: WASL tripe.....
- From: Nance Confer <Marbleface@AOL.COM>
- Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:16:34 EDT
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
- Sender: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
In a message dated 9/19/2001 3:01:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Grade 7 Results
> This was the fourth year the WASL was administered to seventh-grade
> Reading scores decreased from 41.5 percent last year to 39.8 percent of
> students meeting or exceeding standards this year. Over the four-year
> period WASL has been administered, the percent of students who met or
> exceeded reading standards increased by 1.4 percentage points.
> Math scores also saw a decline in seventh grade from 28.2 percent to 27.4
> percent of students meeting or exceeding standards this year. Over the
> four-year period WASL has been administered, the percent of students who
> met or exceeded math standards increased by 7.3 percentage points.
> Writing scores improved from 42.6 percent to 48.5 percent of students
> meeting or exceeding standards this year. Writing scores have improved
> consistently each year since the assessment was first given in 1998.
> Listening scores increased at the seventh grade from 79.6 percent to 82.5
> percent of students meeting or exceeding standard.
In English, does this mean that fewer than half of all 7th graders passed
anything but the listening (whatever the heck that is) portion of the WASL??
More than half failed everything but listening?? Am I reading that correctly?