Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Study: Students from high schools with improving ISTEP scores perform no better on ACT exams

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A study published this week in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching covering thousands of Indiana high school seniors from three graduating classes finds that students at schools showing consistent improvement on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam performed no better on the ACT science and math college entrance exams than classmates from declining schools.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ISTEP + Scores Released: Winners and Losers Announced

Tony Bennett, Superintendent of Public Schools in Indiana, is using student tests scores this election year to be the big winner after ISTEP results were released July 10th.  The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) homepage boasts Hoosier Students Set New Performance Records”.
Indiana’s students earned another year of record breaking scores on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus (ISTEP+), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced today … “More students are getting a world class education in our schools.”

Bennett translates improved scores on the ISTEP as “getting a world class education.” Ironically, the opposite is true.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Two New Pieces @ the Chalk Face

  1. Education Reform: A Putrid Experience and an Undesirable State of Being

    If you are curious as to the direction education reform will eventually take public schools, a more evolved, parallel model …
     July 5, 2012 by ahuntingtonteacher
  2. Better School Principles Needed

    What I learned about school in 2nd grade is schools need good principles. We need a good principle at our …
     July 4, 2012 by ahuntingtonteacher

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Now @ the Chalk Face

I'm teaming up with the group at @ The Chalk Face working to dismantle high stakes testing, Common Core State Standards, teacher evaluation shams, voucher and charter schools that attempt to privatize education for profit, and every other aspect of the ruse misrepresented as education reform.

This blog will continue to communicate local and state issues.  Links to national issues will be posted here as needed.   

Thanks for the continued support of public education.



Latest pieces at  @ the Chalk Face

Common Core Skills Not Enough: Common Core Emotional Behavior Needed

June 25, 2012 by ahuntingtonteacher
Dear Council of Chief State School Officers, I wish to express my gratitude for your hard work and allegiance in …
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June 29, 2012 by ahuntingtonteacher
Thank you, ed deformers, for dragging public education into the black market alleyways of business tactics. Another one of these …
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Career Test for Kindergartners Article Rejected by Parody Newspaper

July 2, 2012 by ahuntingtonteacher
Dear sir; Thank you for your submission to our parody newspaper about career testing for kindergartners.  At this time, we cannot …
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