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    Filed at 4:49 am under by dcobranchi

    TEXAS MIRACLE EdNews has another column on the TX accountability tests. This one is pretty damning. The author has compared students who scored exactly at grade level on the TAAS (defined as a score of 70) vs. those same students’ performances on the nationally-normed SAT9:

    How did the students who scored at exactly the cut score of TLI 70 perform on the SAT9 math test?
    · 92% of these students scored below the 50th percentile on the SAT9 test.

    · 86% of these students scored below the 40th percentile on the SAT9 test.

    · 68% of these students scored below the 30th percentile on the SAT9 test.

    · 47% of these students scored below the 20th percentile on the SAT9 test.

    Perhaps Kim Swygert can shed more light on this, but it appears to me that the SAT9 math test is significantly more difficult (for these TX students) than the TAAS. Since both are math tests (as opposed to, say, history), one would expect the skill sets at the 10th-grade level to correspond a bit more closely.

    NOTE: The TAAS has been replaced by the ostensibly more-difficult TAKS.

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