Kentucky’s fourth and eighth grade NAEP reading scores probably untrustworthy
Kentucky leads nation for exclusion of students with learning disabilities on 2011 NAEP
Why did so many Kentucky kids get totally excluded from this test?
The remark caught my attention when he made it to the Kentucky Board of Education on October 5, 2011. Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday admitted something I have been saying since 1999 – Kentucky’s testing policies for learning disabled students impact the validity of the state’s reading scores, both on state reading assessments and on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Holliday specifically told the board:
“Our NAEP scores are in question.”
He’s right. Now I know more about how right he is.
To learn why, click the “Read more” link and prepare to be shocked.