Evidence on Education under NCLB (and How Florida Boosted NAEP Scores and Reduced the Race Gap)
Susan Notes: Walt Haney shows that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
The Bush-Bloomberg duo went on to say “The well-respected National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is administered in every state, should become an official benchmark for evaluating states' standards.” Haney describes what had really happened in Florida. "It turns out that the apparent dramatic gains in grade 4 NAEP math results are simply an indirect reflection of the fact that in 2003-04, Florida started flunking many more students, disproportionately minority students, to repeat grade 3.
Walter M. Haney
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