Jefferson County Board of Education member Linda Duncan got it wrong about NCLB
I wrote a week ago that Ms. Duncan does not understand that what counts as proficient work on the Kentucky tests used for NCLB compliance is nothing like the performance required to get a “Proficient” score on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Now, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday (who reads this blog, by the way) has felt it incumbent to write a letter to the Courier-Journal that explains NAEP “Proficient” isn’t the same as “Proficient” on Kentucky’s tests. He also agrees with us that we don’t want to lower the bar for our kids, which is clearly what board member Duncan wants to do.
Will the folks in Jefferson County ever learn?