Thursday, April 9, 2009
How well did Croydon School Students Really Do in Reading And Mathematics?
On Monday I reported that the Eagle Times reported Croydon "maintained its perfect slate in both reading and math, goals it also reached in 2008." I also cautioned that I needed to read the report. Well I did!
When I was going to school 66.7% was a D and 41.7% was an F or failing. It appears to me that the Croydon school is failing to educate too many of our students.
If you look at the raw data this is what a perfect slate and reading looks like to educrats.
25% or 3 of the 12 students scored substantially below proficient in reading.
8.3% or 1 of 12 students scored partially proficient in reading.
50% or 6 in 12 students scored proficient in reading.
16.7% or 2 in 12 students scored proficient with distinction in reading.
In other words 66.7% of students scored proficient or above in reading. But with "new math or educrat speak" the group performance index score is 83.3%. Not perfect in my book and not good enough considering the amount of money taxpayers spend to educate Croydon's children.
33.3% or 4 in 12 students scored substantially below proficient in mathematics.
25% or 3 in 12 students scored partially proficient in mathematics.
41.7% scored proficient in mathematics.
No child scored proficient with distinction in mathematics.
In other words only 41.7% of the students scored proficient in mathematics. But with "new math or educrat speak" the group performance score is 66.7%.
I found the above picture at rttworks.com.
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