Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

June 8, 2006

Which child to leave behind?

Filed under: common sense, High Stakes Testing — texased @ 6:44 pm

PDK International |:

“Take out your classes’ latest benchmark scores,” the consultant told them, “and divide your students into three groups. Color the ‘safe cases,’ or kids who will definitely pass, green. Now, here’s the most important part: identify the kids who are ‘suitable cases for treatment.’ Those are the ones who can pass with a little extra help. Color them yellow. Then, color the kids who have no chance of passing this year and the kids that don’t count — the ‘hopeless cases’ — red. You should focus your attention on the yellow kids, the bubble kids. They’ll give you the biggest return on your investment.”

Do you know which category your child falls under? The first year Texas started requiring 3rd graders to pass the TAKS, I was contacted by several parents who were told that their child didn’t have a chance of passing so they weren’t going to spend their time on them. Some parents were really surprised because their children received good grades on the report cards.


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