The NAEP test it’s the best thing, no wait it’s the worst. (rough draft)

Here is what John Padget
of the state board of education said, from the Tampa Times:
Fourth- and eighth-grade scores in the 2015 National
Assessment of Educational Progress slid in Florida, after years of steady
improvement. Yet the state Department of Education declared “Florida
students shine” in its media release, pointing to subsets of positive data
that obscured the overall picture.
Vice chairman John Padget, a
onetime Monroe County superintendent, was unimpressed.
“The present results are not
acceptable to me,” he said, mainly referring to drops in eighth-grade
scores that he deemed a “disaster.”
Now here is what Superintendent
Vitti of Duval County said, from WJXT
“Today’s national assessment results
recognize the hard work principals and teachers do every day in a large urban
district where their performance has only been compared to surrounding, much
smaller, less diverse and more affluent school districts,” Duval County
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said. “These results are a tremendous step toward
in reaching our goal of being the best urban school district in the country.”
I feel like we got two
very different point of views there.
Why is that, because
they are both politicians and both are pushing their agendas. Padget to do as
much damage to the school system from his position as a member of the state
board and Vitti, well frankly to keep his job. His rocky relationship with the
board can’t handle to many more disasters.
The NAEP tests something
like one percent of three (Florida) counties 4th and 8th grades
took it and different politicians think its either the best thing or worst thing since slice bed.

The reality is it is a joke.

One Reply to “The NAEP test it’s the best thing, no wait it’s the worst. (rough draft)”

  1. Once again FLDOE issues its well-worn narrative, we are great. If only our teachers didn't suck. But how could they be great without the success of teachers producing the results? Seems they would think twice about their persecution.

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