Friday, June 08, 2007

A Map That Shows State-National Test Differences

We found a really interesting tool online today, and I’m not going to say much except check it out.

It’s a map from Gannett News Service called “Shortchanging Students: How state tests put image ahead of performance.” I really like that headline.

The map shows the percentage of fourth-graders and eighth-graders who score proficient on their state test … and on the national test. Of course, we know there can be dramatic, incredible differences, with states touting high percentages on their tests while the students are scoring low on the national test.

Check out this map.

Thank you, Gannett. This is useful journalism.


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