Friday, July 11, 2008

Who gets credit for DCPS score bump

A question that was soon to follow DCPS's announcement that its CAS9 scores were up across the board this year was "who can take credit." According to this article in the Post some DCPS principals are crediting Chancellor Rhee for the increase.
One principal established a 10th-grade academy to provide intensive preparation for students taking the test. Another introduced a Saturday "Kickball Quiz Bowl," offering iPods and movie passes to students who correctly answered sample test questions. And one constantly apprised students of their pre-test scores, hoping to make them responsible for improvement.
Over at the Countersignature blog they believe most of the credit goes to the previous superintendent Clifford Janey.

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