Thursday, January 06, 2005

Even more study results

This time it is the Education Week's Quality Counts 2005: No Small Change, Targeting Money Toward Student Performance report. Among the highlights:As the reader Katie pointed out in a reply to an earlier story in these cases DC, a single urban school district, is being compared to the average of an entire state, including urban, suburban and rural districts. An argument could be made for comparing DCPS to other urban districts. However, this still provides little comfort; these reports are showing DCPS is a (very) underachieving system. An F is still an F and excusing it with "well, other urban districts are awful too" does nothing at all to help improve the District's students' education.

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