I’m confused

I thought the test results sucked. Huh?

Georgia students’ performance on standardized tests is improving and they are closing the achievement gap in every subject area where the new curriculum has been implemented for more than a year, state officials said.

Results began coming out last week, but preliminary scores had shown serious problems in some areas.

“These results provide further proof that our teachers are doing a great job implementing our new curriculum and should be commended for their hard work,” Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox said. “It also shows that when you raise expectations, Georgia students will rise up and meet that higher bar in all areas.”

The recently released official statewide results of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) show improvement across the board, state education spokesman Dana Tofig said. He noted that performance from the group of students who were taking a new test based on the Georgia Performance Standards cannot be compared to last year’s scores.

4 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    This is insult for anyone who has taking research methods. This shows Kathy Cox does not understand statistics.

    I would love to hear what approved methodology did Kathy Cox use to make this claim? I think it is called Enron math.

    Katy 40% failed math and 70% failed social studies. Your math 123 system is a failure as most experts warned bottom line. A far as social studies it looks like you are on a different page than the Georgia schools. NICE SPIN!

    Please resign ASAP!

  2. CobbGOPer says:

    Yeah, they’re trying to spin it around the fact that the curriculum was changed and made “tougher,” and so of course we can’t expect the initial test scores to be great since the curriculum is so different, blah blah blah.

  3. Rick Day says:

    Confused? Eric…all me to reference a book so you can understand this announcement.

    1984 – George Orwell.

    It is called “Newspeak”

    Obviously, Fraulein Cox has read this.

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