Here’s a KERA test question for “the rest of us.”
How many states scored a statistically significantly lower proficiency rate in the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress Grade Eight Writing Assessment than Kentucky?
A total of 45 states participated.
Kentucky has had a hugely expensive writing portfolio program in its state assessment program ever since 1992.
No state excluded a higher proportion of its students from the federal assessment due to learning disabilities than Kentucky did.
In honor of what our kids have to do on CATS, this is an open-response question. However, we could just as easily have made it multiple-choice, at far less expense.
For the answer, see the first comment. NO PEEKING!