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Officials Hide Evidence: After 4 Years of Common Core – Test Scores Plummet

23 November 2013   / 8 Comments   


 


                           
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 A Common Core school district – Gulfport, Mississippi – is covering up failing test scores.


At a recent meeting by Superintendent Glen East, parents were told that the test scores of the district had improved dramatically under the implementation of the Common Core curriculum.  The Superintendent made his claims regarding dramatic academic improvement of all students by using ONLY the scores of the  top 150 students.

In his comments to parents, Mr. East stated,


“This district already had national average ACT scores. We’ve now gone with our top students, our top 150 students, we’ve gone from a 23 average to almost a 25 in over four years. That is not a new ACT, that is the ACT we are currently working with. We’ve improved reading achievement for all students. When I look at that data about how we’ve grown over the past four years and the success we’ve had, if you are in my shoes, you have to celebrate what you are doing. Very Powerful!”

However, a couple of weeks later at a subsequent event, it seems that parents had a chance to research the data that the Superintendent had reported. Upon closer inspection of the data, parents found that the Superintendent completely misrepresented the data, and that the results were worse, not better. They were not simply a little worse, but a lot worse.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan should take note. This father does not look much like a white suburban mother. Chris Ashley is the pastor at a local Baptist Church who has a son attending the Gulfport schools. He opens his talk with congratulating the district on the gains they had made. After a brief applause from the audience, he goes into the data.


“According to the Mississippi Department of Education website and their stats, and I can leave them here with Mr. East or all you all can go and get them yourself, everywhere else we are dropping. From 2009 to 2012, almost every grade has dropped in their scores. Not all of them, but overall our test scores have dropped.

“…Greatschools.org you can go there, they’ve pretty much done all the  math for you, they tell you the percentages of students that have scored proficient or better.  Third grade language arts, we’ve dropped 4%, this is all 2009-2012. Math 3rd grade we’ve dropped 6%. Fourth grade language arts, we’ve went up 8% but we dropped 5% in math. Fifth grade we dropped  5% in language arts and 6% in math. Sixth grade we went up 1% in language arts, we dropped 2% in math. Seventh grade and eighth grade, went up 8 and 4, and eighth grade went up 4 and 12.

“The 5th grade MST test we did well at we up we went up 9 and 17 points.”

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Re: Officials hide evidence: 4 years after common core test scores plummet
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 09:52:23 AM »
A couple of months ago the Oregonian ran an article about what appeared to be massive test score manipulation in the Portland Public Schools.  The reaction among the local liberati was a large, collective yawn.  Union teachers simply cannot do wrong.

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Re: Officials hide evidence: 4 years after common core test scores plummet
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 03:04:26 PM »
They are pushing the kids way too fast for their ability to learn.  My child is being forced to take college prep Pre-Algebra in the 6th grade when he  still has a below average grade level on basic math. When I was his age you took basic math until 8th grade and then IF you were ready to move on you took Pre-Algebra, and those still struggling in basic math continue taking basic math all the way through high school if needed.

Today the school's don't care about the individual, and you move on to the next level of math with everybody else regardless of your ability. You move on to the next grade regardless of your grades. There is no holding a kid back. And because you will no longer cover basic math for the rest of your time in school all of that will soon be past history and much of it forgotten.  My son who has Aspergers and attention deficit issues cant grasp algebraic equations at all, and all the new terms like intergers, rational and irrational numbers, exponents, graphing inequalities, and the rest just leaves him feeling hopeless and left behind. You may as well be speaking Chinese to him.  He was  trying to complete a math test last Friday and it left him with a bad migraine and he got physically sick to his stomach when he got home. He told me none of made sense to him.
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Re: Officials hide evidence: 4 years after common core test scores plummet
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 03:33:06 PM »
They are pushing the kids way too fast for their ability to learn.  My child is being forced to take college prep Pre-Algebra in the 6th grade when he  still has a below average grade level on basic math. When I was his age you took basic math until 8th grade and then IF you were ready to move on you took Pre-Algebra, and those still struggling in basic math continue taking basic math all the way through high school if needed.

Today the school's don't care about the individual, and you move on to the next level of math with everybody else regardless of your ability. You move on to the next grade regardless of your grades. There is no holding a kid back. And because you will no longer cover basic math for the rest of your time in school all of that will soon be past history and much of it forgotten.  My son who has Aspergers and attention deficit issues cant grasp algebraic equations at all, and all the new terms like intergers, rational and irrational numbers, exponents, graphing inequalities, and the rest just leaves him feeling hopeless and left behind. You may as well be speaking Chinese to him.  He was  trying to complete a math test last Friday and it left him with a bad migraine and he got physically sick to his stomach when he got home. He told me none of made sense to him.

The problem with today's school, is that they assume that all kids want to go to college without realizing that
1. Not all kids are college material
2. Not every kid wants to go to college.
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Re: Officials hide evidence: 4 years after common core test scores plummet
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 01:01:10 PM »
yet I bet common core teaching kids the lies about how America is evil and government must be obeyed at all times is getting to each and every child.



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