Behind the Headline – Scores: A wake-up call for NY schools

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Scores: A wake-up call for NY schools
08/09/10 | New York Post

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State Standards Rising in Reading but Not in Math
Fall 2010 | Education Next

Writing in the New York Post, Doug McCurry and Dacia Toll of Achievement First explain why it was so important for state education leaders in New York to adjust cut scores, even though that meant that state test scores plummeted. A study by Paul Peterson and Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón that will appear in the Fall 2010 issue of Ed Next finds that New York is not the only state that had been dumbing down its tests.

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