Half a year ago, I made a You Tube about how CATS scoring will be inflated after 2008 – yet again – using an estimated 2008 score for the Valley High School in Jefferson County. I had to use an estimate because the real score for Valley High wasn’t available at the time.
It turns out my estimate that Valley’s score would stay flat was almost perfect. The school only increased its accountability index by 0.1 point between 2007 and 2008.
So, if you want to see how the resetting of CATS baselines next year will still further reduce demands on our schools to perform, check out this You Tube. The estimate in this video is almost perfect.
If you want to see the full story on CATS inflation, don’t forget to check out Parts 1, 2 and 4 in this YouTube series, as well.