Most local schools making progress

Most local schools making progress

There are 10 comments on the Evening Sun story from Sep 15, 2010, titled Most local schools making progress. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

When the unofficial Pennsylvania System of School Assessment results were recently mailed to the nine school districts in the Hanover-Adams County area, every administrator was looking for the same color.

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Glenn

New Oxford, PA

#1 Sep 15, 2010
Maybe if all those schools with dropping test scores had new, multi-million dollar stadiums things would improve. (Yes, that's a joke.)
Merit

Hanover, PA

#2 Sep 15, 2010
Saying "Yeah we made AYP!" is like saying "Great news we are average again."
Get Real

Hanover, PA

#3 Sep 15, 2010
How can a special education student be expected to be proficient at a regular grade level and with the same test? This is what happens when you put politicians and their cronies with ZERO educational classroom experience in charge of education policy.
Lee

Hanover, PA

#4 Sep 15, 2010
Get Real you are so right! Yes we should be trying to get them to achieve as much as they can, but to expect a student with a serious learning disability to keep up with his or her peers is just a recipe for disaster. So now these teachers will be force to "teach to the test" to these kids even more, when they are the ones who would benefit the most from unconventional means of education. I'm so tired of the government regulations in our schools. I'm glad my kids are almost done with school, its just going to get worse
Mad As Hell

York, PA

#5 Sep 15, 2010
Get Real wrote:
How can a special education student be expected to be proficient at a regular grade level and with the same test? This is what happens when you put politicians and their cronies with ZERO educational classroom experience in charge of education policy.
I believe George Bush based this idea on his own personal experience. He was the first sped president.
H8libs

Hanover, PA

#6 Sep 15, 2010
Mad As Hell wrote:
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I believe George Bush based this idea on his own personal experience. He was the first sped president.
It's always Bush's fault in the eyes of idiot liberals.
Enough Said

Hanover, PA

#7 Sep 15, 2010
H8libs wrote:
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It's always Bush's fault in the eyes of idiot liberals.
Of course it's Bush's fault, since it was his administration that came up with this policy and Bush himself who signed it into law.....you uneducated idiot!
Hanoverian

Rockville, MD

#8 Sep 16, 2010
Merit wrote:
Saying "Yeah we made AYP!" is like saying "Great news we are average again."
I agree. I laugh every time I go into a local school and see the plaques hanging up congratulating them for making AYP. "WooHoo -- we're adequate!" And many of these districts flaunt this like it's some great accomplishment!

If you do the minimum amount of work required for your job, does your boss give you an award for doing average work? If so, do you show it off?
well

United States

#9 Sep 16, 2010
I think it's pretty funny how schools work these days. All of the teachers are supposed to teach the students in all sorts of different ways in order to help them learn better in the best way they can. Educators realize that every student is different and can learn at their level in their own way. Then the state gives the school the same test to give to every student and they are all supposed to perform at the same level.
Get Real

Hanover, PA

#10 Sep 17, 2010
well wrote:
I think it's pretty funny how schools work these days. All of the teachers are supposed to teach the students in all sorts of different ways in order to help them learn better in the best way they can. Educators realize that every student is different and can learn at their level in their own way. Then the state gives the school the same test to give to every student and they are all supposed to perform at the same level.
EXACTLY - kids all learn differently (auditory, visual, task). They are expected to show their work on these tests. If the answer is correct but the work shown is not the boilerplate to get that answer points are taken off.

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