Recent reports from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and [Bruce] Fuller's group, Policy Analysis for California Education, have concluded that most recent gains on state tests are illusory, reflecting better test-taking skills or lower standards rather than increased knowledge. Another study, from the Center on Education Policy, concluded that the gains seemed genuine but did not necessarily reflect greater learning.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
"Illusory" Test Score Gains
Here is a neat little story from today's Washington Post that puts my recent post about Maryland test scores into some context.