Bad Math: Cut Scores, VAM, nothing adds up

In the news today: 
The ridiculous cut score of the 3-8 NY Common Core tests and what we should do about them

Round the Inkwell: Preserving Public Education
by Carol Corbett Burris, April 15, 2014

I think all of the billionaires like Bill Gates and Merryl Tisch who are very worried about college readiness should give their millions to make sure that every public school student’s family has at least $160,000 income.  Wouldn’t that be a better investment than putting their money into big old databases which no one wants, or into funding Research Fellows to make infomercials and put stuff up on the Engage NY website?”

Also out today:
Statisticians slam popular teacher evaluation method
The Washington Post
by Valerie Strauss, April 15, 2014

“The evidence against VAM is at this point overwhelming. The refusal of school reformers to acknowledge it is outrageous.”

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Bad Math: Cut Scores, VAM, nothing adds up

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