Nobody disputes it because he is using a grading scale for something totally different. He is using a scale that makes his argument. The tests he is referring to are graded on a scaled throughout the state of Ohio, he is using a percentage scale. He refuses to admit to that, he just likes to copy and paste those numbers up there. Nobody really argues it because he doesn't matter. He says he does but he really doesn't.
I would say to refute your rather specious point is that I am employing the same grading scale Mr. Malone employed on those children who dared pursue PSEO classes out of his high school.
If the grading scale is good enough for our top students, then it should be good enough for all the children in the district. Particularly when they are taking basic assessment tests.
Even Mr. Petrey admitted in last week's board meeting that the standards set by the state of Ohio are a rather "low bar".
That was an understatement, getting 32% on a standardized basic Ohio Assessment Math Test can hardly be considered PROFICIENT by anyone with a degree of intellectual honesty.
How can you look a child in the face and tell him 32% correct on a basic test makes him or her good enough?
If you wish to debate the points, debate the points.
Explain why I am wrong when I say 80% of the kids scoring less than 74% on a standardized basic math test is not good.
Go on, defend why 54% of the kids scoring 63% and below is really a good thing for those children.
Tell everyone how this okay and won't harm the children's prospects in the future.
Ask the union to address this issue during negotiation and then see how their pay looks.
8th Grade 2011-2012 Ohio Achievement Assessment Tests Results.
Math .......50 possible points on the test
State Rating System and distribution of students for the 8th grade
Limited.......... 3 Students
Limited.......... 20% was the Average score for this group
Limited..........definition--0 -10 correct answers =(0-20% correct)
Basic ..........27% was the Average score for this group
Basic..........definition--11- 15 correct answers =(22-30% correct)
Proficient........47% was the Average score for this group
Proficient.........definition- -16-29 correct answers =(32-58% correct)
Accelerated.....67% was the Average score for this group
Accelerated.....definition--30 -36 correct answers =(60-72% correct)
Advanced........85% was the Average score for this group
Advanced........definition--37 -50 correct answers =(74-100% 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.......239 Students
Percentage of Students.....55% receiving F
D..... 63%- 74.99% correct answers......108 Students
Percentage of Students.....25% receiving D
C......75%- 84.99% correct answers........49 Students
Percentage of Students.....11% receiving C
B..... 85%- 92.99% correct answers........36 Students
Percentage of Students.....8% receiving B
A..... 93% correct answers and above.....6 Students
Percentage of Students.....1% receiving A
Is this the level of achievement to which we wish to aspire in Springboro?
Is this the best we are capable of given our resources?
Should we continue to allow the schools and the state to hide behind euphemisms rather than actual achievement?
Demand better, our children and taxpayers deserve a real return on our investment in our schools.