Prichard’s comments about Jefferson County NAEP scores are off target

Just when it looked like the Prichard Committee was “getting it” about Jefferson County Public Schools, they just posted comments in their blog about the new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores from a special run known as “The Trial Urban District Assessment” (TUDA). Only, Prichard just blindly compared Jefferson County’s overall scores…

New federal test results show Jefferson County whites lag in reading

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment for Reading results released this morning, and I have been going through the “Report Card” (NCES 2010-459) of the results. Here is how the district’s fourth grade whites and blacks compared for reading proficiency (percent of students scoring at or above “Proficient” on…