TAKS score analysis doesn't match up

TAKS score analysis doesn't match up

There are 53 comments on the Lewisville Leader story from Jun 21, 2006, titled TAKS score analysis doesn't match up. In it, Lewisville Leader reports that:

Staff Writer A state-sponsored analysis of 2005 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores revealed what are being called anomalies in test scores.

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Stromquist

Warren, NJ

#70 Oct 12, 2006
Watauga wrote:
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I would hope she got fired.
In some districts, they'd promote her.
Joe

Dallas, TX

#74 Nov 3, 2006
Well, I think it says something that districts throughout the state are refusing that free state money which would be given as reward for TAKS scores. Thank goodness somebody has the sense to realize that giving a bonus like that would only increase cheating. That is a no brainer. Teachers then have to decide whether to help the kid or pay their electric bill for the month.
John

Blossom, TX

#75 Nov 8, 2006
I agree with everyone that stated the TAKS test is too easy. Currently I am a senior in HS and have had to take the test quite a few times. Last year I had to pass it in order to graduate (excluding credits) and each section was too easy to pass.
For example, I only missed 1 question on the math portion and was able to take a college english class through the local community college with my english score(so it does help on this aspect, I didn't have to pay for the THEA test, etc. in order to take the class).
The best thing about the TAKS is after you have passed it your sr. year. Everyone else has to test while you don't!
Also, on the "which race is smarter" comments, check out the ACT scores. Although not every HS student takes this test it does back up what has been said. Asians averaged 23.1(something in the 23s), Caucasians about 21, Hispanics I believe were around 17 or 18, and African Americans were about 16-17.
BigCatDaddy

Graham, TX

#76 Nov 17, 2006
Stromquist wrote:
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In some districts, they'd promote her.
Thats the truth.
JTB

Dallas, TX

#77 Nov 19, 2006
Fact is kids today arent smarter then they were 20 years ago without TAKS. And teachers aren't any better or any worse. We just spend millions on that stupid test and are letting it destroy some kids lives. When are voters going to wake up and realize what TAKS is doing to our schools.
Jakki

Austin, TX

#78 Jan 5, 2007
Mary wrote:
You bet teachers are under pressure. Especially when their individual scores are published in the paper. And then some districts give extra money for high scores. Big money too. Talk about pressure. I am not surprised at all when I hear about cheating.
Most teachers do not cheat on TAKS test. What is the big deal about TAKS? Private schools and home schoolers have educated kids for centuries without a TAKS test. Most private and home schooled kids outperform TAKS kids on college admissions tests. The greatest inventors, scientists, and educators never took a TAKS test or any other standardized test. So whats the big deal about TAKS? Money. Private and home schoolers teach their kids so their kids can be educated. Public schools teach their kids so they can pass the TAKS. Why? Money. Go back and read the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 sponsored by the current President Bush. You will see that schools whose kids do not pass their state exams will lose their federal funding. Money, people, money. I wonder when Texas parents will wake up from their long dream?
Joe

Dallas, TX

#79 Jan 12, 2007
I agree with Jakki but the schools need the money. Now I hear that the state is thinking about doing away with the TAKS. All that money down the drain. Teachers could have told them in the first place that you can't just give one test to determine if a kid has learned something. Hope the state comes to its senses and does away with the thing.
kdm

Arlington, TX

#80 Apr 29, 2008
well i do both. try that
kdm

Arlington, TX

#81 Apr 29, 2008
well i dont agree with you. i am a senior in high school too but i myself have had a problem with the math portion of the test.
Eleventh Grade Student

United States

#82 Jun 11, 2008
Slinky wrote:
I bet we still here more about this.
When you say "here" did you purposely misspell the word "hear" or are you just that stupid? Maybe it's things like this that provide fuel for the fire that is the debate on TAKS.
Eleventh Grade Student

United States

#83 Jun 11, 2008
kdm wrote:
well i dont agree with you. i am a senior in high school too but i myself have had a problem with the math portion of the test.
Oh, what a coincidence. I myself am a eleventh grade student in a high school. I found all portions of the test embarrassingly easy, and the "Social Studies" portion a complete disgrace to the efforts provided by teachers. An estimated 80% of the test was analyzing graphs and pictures. How is that testing our memory or comprehension of the events that took place in American or World History?
random 11th grade student

Richardson, TX

#84 Mar 2, 2010
Any Moron with a brain stem can pass that ridiculous test. In my school, kids sleep on the test or draw on it. No one in my school takes it serious. Our teachers even laugh at them and makes fun of them. It's way too simple and the reading samples look like they were ripped from a 6th grade text book. I've never had trouble on that exam. I can't believe anyone could fail the Taks exam or even get commended. I've passed all my TAAS and TAKS and was always commended. High school students that can not pass this exam should be placed back in elementary.
random 11th grade student

Richardson, TX

#85 Mar 2, 2010
oops i meant to place a not between or and even..

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