And, they learned about it in a timely manner, too
WNYC in New York City reports that the charter schools in the Big Apple outperformed regular public schools, once again – mostly in math this time – in the past school term even as the State of New York increased the rigor of its assessment program.
Meanwhile, we have a lot of schools in Louisville where hardly any kids learn much math. Wouldn’t it be great if we could offer parents in Louisville the same school choice options that are now routinely available to similar parents in New York City?
Also, wouldn’t it be great if Kentucky already had its school testing results for 2011?
How come a huge education complex like New York’s already has its assessment results back when a much smaller operation like Kentucky’s is still waiting, maybe for another month or more, to get our school test scores back?
Schools are starting up across Kentucky in the next week or so, but our teachers still don’t know if what they taught last year was effective. Kentucky’s teachers had to shoot blind, or with reliance only on locally funded supplemental testing, to create this year’s education plan while teachers in New York were able to benefit from additional information on performance that their state assessments provide.