(Updated) Moving the Standardized Testing Goalposts: Texas

Epilogue as Prologue: (Update 4:30 p.m., 7.30.10) Well what do you know..not six hours goes by since we bring us Texas and their 2010 scores come out, and…wait for it,…they decided to keep the “projection measure” and…. proficiency scores rocketed!  And now, from the Dallas Morning News, comes the greatest probative paragraph in the history… Read More (Updated) Moving the Standardized Testing Goalposts: Texas

The Standardized Test Sky Is Falling!!!1!!!: New York Variation

It’s fun when it happens to other states & newspapers, and you can’t beat fun at the ‘ol standardized testing ballpark when the fences get moved way back at Yankee testing stadium and nobody can hit a homer anymore. Oh, the testmanity!!! Or testsanity.  Or testklemptitude or whatever mishmash word one may prefer.   I… Read More The Standardized Test Sky Is Falling!!!1!!!: New York Variation

When NM Neighbors Go Crazy: Colorado and the Klan, 1920s

All the talk today is about our Mr. Radley-esque neighbors to the map-oriented left, and their attempt to keep their well-maintained yard* “100%  American”. And I don’t want to change that subject, but I’ve been reading John M. Barry’s Rising Tide about the 1927 Mississippi River Flood.  In it Barry shows historical context for the… Read More When NM Neighbors Go Crazy: Colorado and the Klan, 1920s

(Updated) Today In Sports: New Mexico Loses Race to the Top

Update: As some of you might have noticed, Secretary Arne made the Internets blow up and the National Press Club website crashed.  And now for the bad news:  New Mexico ain’t on the list of finalists.  Even freakin’ Arizona made the list…but no New Mexico.  Let the NM finger-pointing begin! Note: Looks like this is… Read More (Updated) Today In Sports: New Mexico Loses Race to the Top