Saturday, September 27, 2008

What grade did your school get?

Professor Celia Oyler at Columbia Teachers College sent this along to various list serves.

What grade did your school get? How valid and reliable are these grades? Given the fact that these grades are being tied to very high stakes outcomes (bonus pay and school closings), it is essential that the public be educated about the construction of the grading formula.

As teachers, we know that students want our grading systems to be fair.
Take the quiz on testing your knowledge on the school grading formula at
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6681
and decide for yourself just how "fair" the system is!

Also, "skoolboy" really breaks it down at:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/eduwonkette/skoolboy/

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