I do not choose to speak for anyone but myself, it is that freedom of speech thing. You are perfectly welcome to cast an alternative argument if you happen to disagree with mine.Funny, Mr. Wiedeman, as I know you do not have the BALLS to say anything this to Dr. Malone's face. Be a man and a father, and do what is right by your kids and allow them to have the BEST education that they deserve as what you are doing is limiting them and other children in this district! You do NOT speak for my children nor other children in the District.
You have a 'hard on' for Dr. Malone and why???
Because he is a man and you a mouse?!
Just stop with your lies! Grow up and just stop your garbage!
We are tired of your tirades! You regurgitate the same stuff over and over - get new materail!
You don't like the way things are going, then pull your kids out of the district and go elsewhere as we would be happy to see you leave!
Get a bloody life!
And on the contrary I am attempting to pull the curtain back from the Wizard's machine that produces loud noises, belches smoke, and other forms of distraction from the truth of our schools.
PROFICIENT equals FAILURE
Convince us all that it does not.
As of yet you have only done what the union does yet provided no demonstrations that
PROFICIENT means anything other than FAILURE
Let me repeat these test scores one more time and you can explain to us all how the euphemisms the state uses to describe our children's mastery of subjects is spot on.
Let us start with a class entering 3rd grade and follow their progress through 5th grade.
3rd Grade 2009-2010 Ohio Achievement Assessment Tests Results.
Math .......52 possible points on the test
State Rating System and distribution of students for the 3rd grade
Limited.......... 14 Students
Limited.......... 39% was the Average score for this group
Limited..........definition--0 -24 correct answers =(0-46% correct)
Basic ..........55% was the Average score for this group
Basic..........definition--25 - 32 correct answers =(48-62% correct)
Proficient........72% was the Average score for this group
Proficient.........definition- -33-41 correct answers =(63-79% correct)
Accelerated.....84% was the Average score for this group
Accelerated.....definition--42 -45 correct answers =(81-87% correct)
Advanced........93% was the Average score for this group
Advanced........definition--46 -52 correct answers =(88-100% correct)
Applying Mr. Malone's same grading system used for assigning percentages to grades earned in the college credit program (PSEO)
F.....Below 62.99% correct answers.......59 Students
Percentage of Students.....13% receiving F
D..... 63%- 74.99% correct answers......83 Students
Percentage of Students.....18% receiving D
C......75%- 84.99% correct answers........127 Students
Percentage of Students.....27% receiving C
B..... 85%- 92.99% correct answers........149 Students
Percentage of Students.....32% receiving B
A..... 93% correct answers and above.....46 Students
Percentage of Students....10% receiving A
142 children out of 464 failing math in 3rd grade 2009-2010