May 18, 2006

And the growth-to-obscurity award goes to...

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Tennessee and North Carolina were given permission to include growth in AYP formulae. First notices by Andrew Rotherham, AFT NCLBlog, and Jim Horn, more coverage by the Washington Post and the New York Times.

I'm very curious how the federal review team could have evaluated the technical adequacy of the Tennessee system, since I thought the statistical package is proprietary—secret—unavailable to outside reviewers.

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Posted in Education policy on May 18, 2006 5:10 PM |