Posts Tagged: Proficiency Rates

The Achievement Gap: Part 2

Part 2 in the series on the Achievement Gap by guest blogger Takeshi Terada ( In Part 1 of this series on the Achievement Gap, I described how closing the achievement gap may not necessarily mean that children’s academic performances are getting closer to each other. This is because the achievement gap is defined and measured as the difference between the percentages of students being proficient for each group, not the difference in academic performance. Why do we permit such misleading results? Under NCLB, states are allowed to set their … Read More

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