BloomKlein will comment: Let's celebrate - at least we're not as bad as Rochester.Gotta go, but here is just some initial stuff. The fur will be flying all day.
Note that Mayor Duffy - soon to be Lt Gov- in Rochester has been pushing for mayoral control based on the "success" of mayoral control in NYC. Next up to be debunked: phony claims to raising grad rates. But then again if you use credit recovery - fog a mirror and get creditb– and bogus tests to promote people (remember how they "ended" social promotion) you reap what you sow.
Dee Alpert said this:
If you go over NYSED's materials re these scores carefully, it says there's a technical report available which has information re how cut scores were determined - and refers you to www.nysed.gov to fish it out for yourself.
Hmnnn. It's not on the web page where links to prior years' technical reports are given and from what I can tell, it's not anywhere else on NYSED's web site either.
This is a nice way of saying that NYSED screwed with the cut scores ... again ... and that they probably should have been worse. Otherwise NYSED would have actually made the technical report (which experts could analyze and see what's missing) available.
However bad the NYCDOE's scores are in terms of % of kids who passed ... you can safely assume that it could, and probably should, have been a lot worse.
Leonie Haimson wrote:
State presentation here: http://ht.ly/
ELA, NYC went from 69 percent of students passing exam last year to 42 percent of students passing this year – a 27 point - or 39% - decline. Statewide drop: 77.4% down to 53.2% -- a 24 point drop and a 31% decline. Charter school dropped from 76.1 to 43%; a 33 point drop and a 43% decline.
In Math, NYC went from 81.8 % passing in 2009 to 54% passing this year. A 28 point drop and a 34% decline. Charters went from 89.4% proficiency to 59.9%, a 29.5 point drop; a 33% decline. Statewide: 86.4 to 61: 25.4 point drop and a 29% decline.
How does that compare to the pre-Klein era? And does this mean that NYC’s claims of improvement compared to the rest of the state are dead in the water?
In math, Students with disabilities state wide dropped from 58.4 to 24.6; a 34 point drop and a 58% decline; ELL students, 67% down to 30.7%; a 36 point drop and a 54% decline.
In ELA, students with disabilities at proficiency dropped from 39.3 % to 15.2%; 24.1 drop and 61% decline….. ELL dropped from 36.4% to 14.3% proficient; 22.1 point drop; and a 61% decline!!!
Awfully sad, even though many of us have known about the state test score inflation for years now. The Mayor and his cronies sold the editorial boards and the legislature on the renewal of mayoral control, based in large part on these test scores.
Do we get a do over?
Tim Johnson - So thoughtful to wait to recalibrate until the 3rd term was in place...
Reality based Ed:
Now That The State Calls Bullshit On The Scoring, NY City Test Scores Plummet: Spill, baby, spill: