More DC NAEP Data

As you can see, the general trends on NAEP scores have been upwards for about 15 to 20 years. So whatever Rhee and her acolyte,  Whitmire may claim, she didn’t have much to do with that. It’s been lots of English, reading, and math teachers, and their students, and their parents, along with improved curriculum and textbooks, that have made the difference. Not a lying SuperWoman.

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  1. Guy, if you were able to do a little math exercise it would be very valuable. You can take the total percentage gain from 2007 to 2010 (Rhee era) and determine how much is attributable to increased percentages of Asian, White, and Hispanic students taking the test over those years. I’m terrible at math, but I would imagine you could apply the relative achievement gaps to the total percentage score increase. If the ethnic/racial breakdowns of test takers is not available, you could use DCPS enrollment data as a proxy. I bet that this would show that changing demographics would thus explain most, if not all, of Rhee’s gains.

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    • You, I, and Mr. Bergfalk agree on this point.

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