One thing I do not have a doubt about is the fact that too many children in this district are not getting the quality education that the taxpayers are funding.<quoted text>
Well, it's very clear to me that bin Laden ordered 19 Arab Muslims to perpetrate 911. Apparently you and the Institute on the Constitution have your doubts.
Why don't you explain where I am wrong in my analysis of these numbers?
If you can tear yourself away from the phony issues you seem want to create, why don't you address a real one?
Anybody here want to debate the actual performance at the junior high school last year as opposed to the sanitized versions we found in the Dayton Daily News.
While what the DDN said is true, only 34 kids out of 512 failed to reach the PROFICIENT level on the state math test for 7th graders it failed to inform the reader what PROFICIENT represents.
What they neglected to tell the readers is that PROFICIENT is defined as getting 34%-56% correct on the test.
34%-56% correct, these accounted for 94 children in the 7th grade.
The next level is ACCELERATED, sounds quite impressive. To join the ACCELERATED ranks you need to score between 58% and 70%
58%-70% makes you an ACCELERATED student in the eyes of the state. 100 of our children in the 7th grade were considered ACCELERATED.
To be considered truly ADVANCED, the highest academic category a child could attain, one had to score at least 72%.
72% and above gets a child the full honors of the highest rating the state can bestow, the ADVANCED level.
72% and above equals the top of the academic pyramid in Ohio.
Class of 2018
7th Grade 2012-2013
Ohio Achievement Assessment Tests Results.
Math .......50 possible points on the test
State Rating System and distribution of students for the 7th grade
Limited.......... 14 Students
Limited.......... 18% was the Average score for this group
Limited..........definition--0 -10 correct answers =(0-20% correct)
Basic ..........28% was the Average score for this group
Basic..........definition--11 - 16 correct answers =(22-32% correct)
Proficient........46% was the Average score for this group
Proficient.......definition--1 7-28 correct answers =(34-56% correct)
Accelerated.....64% was the Average score for this group
Accelerated.....definition--29 -35 correct answers =(58-70% correct)
Advanced........80% was the Average score for this group
Advanced........definition--36 -50 correct answers =(72-100% 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.......282 Students
Percentage of Students.....56% receiving F
D..... 63%- 74.99% correct answers......108 Students
Percentage of Students.....21% receiving D
C......75%- 84.99% correct answers........77 Students
Percentage of Students.....16% receiving C
B..... 85%- 92.99% correct answers........34 Students
Percentage of Students.....7% receiving B
A..... 93% correct answers and above.....1 Students
Percentage of Students....0% receiving A
A more honest assessment of the children's level of knowledge reveals that we have:
PASSING 75% or better - 23%
FAILING 74% or lower - 77%
That is not really much to write home about. am I wrong in my assessment?
Using an artificially low scale to judge the effectiveness of our program of studies is intellectually dishonest.
Celebrating this feat when we know the underlying basis for these facts is intellectually dishonest and cheats our children of a true education. An education we are most certainly capable of providing all of our children.