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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Can Jayden read?

Parents are positive thinkers: 92 percent say their kids are doing reading and math at grade level, even after the pandemic, according to a Learning Heroes survey. More than 86 percent say their child is receiving A’s and B’s.


Tell parents the truth about their child's academic progress, writes Cindi Williams, co-founder of Learning Heroes, on Ed Post. She fears parents won't sign their students up for tutoring or other extra help if they think their kids are doing OK. Even worse, she writes, is the message that “if everyone is behind then no one is behind; we are all in the same boat.”



The Ciresi Walburn Foundation has put up billboards in Minnesota to warn parents that learning loss isn't just for other people's children.


However, school closures hit some communities and students much harder than others. Some students had the technology, the temperament and the parental tutoring to weather remote classes. Others didn't.

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Guest
02 ธ.ค. 2565

It looks like, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate."

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Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith
03 ธ.ค. 2565
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I am not an admirer of Arne Duncan's tenure as secretary of education, but the book he wrote afterward had a striking thesis: "Education runs on lies"; instead of the lying reports that schools send home to families about their children, they ought to consider proportioning their letter grades to their external test results, so that, for example, the average school in Minnesota would be required to send home to 40 per cent of its students grades of D or F in English.

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02 ธ.ค. 2565

The "stakes" referenced in the term "high stakes standardized (multiple choice) testing" were supposed to affect both the students and the schools. Schools with high rates of below grade-level results were supposed to be re-organized ... (which is not a great threat, in my opinion) and individual students testing below standard were intended to be -- well, held back, or given another chance at the grade, depending on how you wanted to phrase it. In fact almost no child is left behind REGARDLESS of test scores. Illiterate students and innumerate students and students ignorant of geography and history and basic notions of government get advanced from grade to grade with very little assistance, or embarrassment.

The so-called high stakes ar…

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