Month: December 2017

Why we should change how we report PARCC scores: Innocent error shows how city test score reports can mislead… 

Oct 17, 2017 Sometimes an unintentional and innocent error helps us see a bigger problem.  This year, due to a coding error, all of the students at Deal Middle School were classified as “economically disadvantaged.”  Test scores are notoriously correlated with family income, with students from lower income homes scoring below those from more affluent …

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Thx for revised Wilson Budget; School report cards! Nov 5, 2017

November 5, Newsletter from Ruth Wattenberg, Ward 3 Member, DC State Board of Education. Click to subscribe.  Please Circulate… __________________________________________   Wilson budget: Thanks to Chancellor Wilson and DCPS for restoring the staff positions cut this spring!      Anybody who reads this newsletter knows that I have been extremely critical of DC Public Schools (DCPS) …

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