More NM PED Press Releases You’ll Never See: New Mexico NAEP 2015 Scores Are Exceptionally Lousy

Another day, another release of test scores.  And another release that won’t lead to a press release from Hanna Skandera and the New Mexico Public Education Department.  The “Gold Standard” national test known as NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) shows that the nation’s children are crumbling under the testing addiction, and that New Mexico’s… Read More More NM PED Press Releases You’ll Never See: New Mexico NAEP 2015 Scores Are Exceptionally Lousy

President Obama States the Obvious, But Will Hanna Skandera Listen?

“No standardized test should ever be given solely for educator evaluation.” – President Barack Obama, 10.24.15 Yup, President Obama has seen the error of his ways, fessed up that we’ve gone off the standardized testing deep end, and to please forget our gut and heart-wrenching journey atop the “Race to the Top” educational death rocket we’ve… Read More President Obama States the Obvious, But Will Hanna Skandera Listen?

Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15

Over the years, Burque Babble has had a little Friday tradition called the “Friday Diversion.”  It has never caught on like “Throwback Thursday” and I guess “Follow Friday (FF)” on Twitter probably gets more usage than any single “Diversion” has times approximately the grains of sand at Ipanema Beach. So let’s try something new.  Given the… Read More Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15

2015 New Mexico Advanced Placement (AP) Scores Drop, But You Wouldn’t Know It

Apologies for your need to greatly enlarge the above, but I wanted to keep the *test-by-test scoring intact for those content nerds among us (and you know who you are). I’d been wondering why I hadn’t seen any news stories about how well New Mexico high school kids did on this year’s Advanced Placement tests.  I… Read More 2015 New Mexico Advanced Placement (AP) Scores Drop, But You Wouldn’t Know It