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Re: [teacherartexchange] NCLB impossible to meet

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From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 20:50:21 PDT


No you are not wrong!
Susan in Ohio

--- Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net> wrote:

> An interesting article in the Albuquerque Journal
> today pointed out
> some of the problems
> with the testing guidelines in the NCLB law. All
> schools will fail
> before 2014 if this
> requirement to test every student no mater what
> their personal
> situation is.
>
> Below are excerpts from the article:
>
> Only 7 percent of Albuquerque's 6,726 students with
> disabilities who
> were tested scored proficient in math this year, and
> 13 percent were
> proficient in reading.
>
> 21 of the 82 Albuquerque public schools that did not
> make adequate
> progress failed only because their students with
> disabilities did not
> test on grade level.
>
> Three Albuquerque elementary schools failed to make
> progress under
> the act only because their English language learners
> didn't test on
> grade level.
>
> Schools are penalized, even though many are
> improving, for example,
> Eubank Elementary School doubled its percentage of
> proficient
> students this year,
> But it failed to make progress because its English
> language learners
> did not test proficient in math.
>
> Now my opinion, Schools should be rewarded for the
> progress they make
> rather than penalized for not meeting
> these ridged targets. Also students with
> disabilities and those new
> to english should be counted separate from the
> general population. Common sense should prevail.
>
> Am I wrong here ? Woody
>
>
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
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