[ProgressiveEd] Seeking copies of tests

y t [email protected]
Fri, 30 May 2003 20:30:37 -0400

Why consider only 4th grade tests in evaluating "rising scores" 
regarding the effectiveness of smaller class size? Maybe its more long 
term. Your research could drastically change if you evaluated scores 
beyond even Middle School.
There is so much to consider in the "assessment" of smaller schools as 
it takes just a few children (ie. ESL or Special Needs) to greatly 
impact testing.
Yvonne Muranushi
On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 10:49  AM, Helen Chernikoff wrote:
> 	Hi everybody-
> 	I'm writing an article testing the proposition -- no pun intended -- 
> that there's a link between rising test scores and smaller class size 
> and looking at what rising test scores mean, anyway.
> 	I'd like to see a copy of the fourth grade test and some of the prep 
> materials -- I can come pick them up if anybody has this stuff around.
> 	I'd also like testimonials (especially from District 2 and District 3 
> people) about what aspects of the curriculum are sacrificed for test 
> prep.
> 	Were  any of your third-graders  held back from fourth grade and so 
> didn't take the test?
> 	And does anybody know what were the cut scores for this year and the 
> past say five years?
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