Sunday, November 18, 2007

This week: The Test Score Spin Doctors

Since NCLB, test scores have become the primary currency in education policy debates. From every corner, we are deluged with claims about which direction test scores are moving.

District, state, and federal policymakers now serve as our educational spin doctors, framing test results for the public in order to support their agendas.

In this short week, I'll consider the packaging and repackaging of results from last week's NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment.

: Impression Management, or: How I Learned to Stop Hating Press Releases about Test Scores

Wednesday: A Case Study of One District's Response to NAEP TUDA Results

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