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
“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?
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
A short post before I start my “teaching” day consisting of a formal observation, probable make-up testing and an afternoon staff meeting. “That’s Entertainment,” as they say. Anyway, I’ve looked at a few Advanced Placement 2015 v. 2014 score averages to follow-up on the finding that New Mexico did pretty lousy on AP last year.… Read More Follow-Up on AP Scores and PARCC/SBAC
Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions And for September 2015, the split widens further: New Mexico now up to *6.8%, while the country remains 5.1%. How’s that Second Martinez Administration treatin’ ya, New Mexico? *Only West Virginia keeps up from being absolute worst/highest.
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
APS spokesman Rigo Chavez said the district did lose $294 on Valentino’s airfare and has a year to use a credit on Sandoval’s. For those in attendance, the cost of plane tickets ranged from $263 to $754, though Chavez noted that it isn’t an “apples to apples” comparison, because some attendees did not go to… Read More Bat Airline Voucher Found in APS Cave!