Thursday, November 5, 2015

MDE releases PARCC results.

The Mississippi Department of Education released the PARCC results for English II and Algebra scores this morning. The scores are posted below.  MDE issued the following statement earlier this week:


Anonymous said...

Good Lord can't believe they released that data. There are some data points in that release that statistically are unsupportable.

Anonymous said...

If those results are to be believed, imagine how depressing is the situation in reality. Because you KNOW there was some monkey business afoot in order to massage the numbers to appear better than the actual results. Congratulations to Clarksdale, Kemper, Noxubee, and virtually all of the Delta and river counties (I'm looking at you Warren Co/V'Burg). Poster children for failure. Hazlehurst too.

Anonymous said...

10:25 am please point out a few examples of the " unsupportable " statistics

And, 10:52 am Explain the set of assumptions that are the basis for " monkey business". Is it one news story? Do you not think what happened to those engaged in " monkey business" would be a deterrent for this year? You can't have it both can't think the teachers too dumb to teach, but so smart enough not to get caught cheating or unable to realize the personal risk of cheating now that there's a court precedent. Which is it?

Anonymous said...

If you can't see the problematic data points in the file then you simply don't understand and I'm not wasting my time educating you.

Kingfish said...

I'm new to the PARCC game so educate me. Please.

Anonymous said...

Stop common core!!

Anonymous said...

JPS APAC is a model for the state educational system. Unfortunately, the state did not support I42 so there is not available funding to hire the consultants necessary to assist districts with implementation (tongue firmly planted in cheek)...

Anonymous said...

Imagine these scores earning our state a 49th- or 50th-place ranking in the U.S. Think it can't get worse? Now imagine the U.S. not being ranked in the world's top 15 countries in math and science. Pretty depressing...

Anonymous said...

Imagine 2:28 being a flaming liberal mired in the ignorance of socialism.

Studying By Lamp-Light said...

Here's what's depressing 2:28: We understand that there are yankees out there on the horizon who view most of our children as naked, water-headed Kenyans struggling hungrily for a place at the trough of public education. We get that. What's depressing is that there are people who live here who also buy that bullshit.

Anonymous said...

PARCC= Common Core

Anonymous said...

Let's cut to the chase:

Accountability Level Ratings

A = 1.1%
B = 26.3%
C = 30.5%
D. = 30.4%
F. = 11.6%
So 41.6% have not a clue what algebra even is though they supposedly come to class? Excellent use of resources.

A = 12.8%
B = 36.6%
C = 23.3%
D = 15.8%
F = 11.6%

So 27.4% are engaged in something other than English apparently? French? And 23.3% have a basic understanding of their mother tongue. Less than half (49.4%) have mastered our language at grade level. And the 42 gang still wants more money! Money cannot fix this.
The MDE has failed.

Anonymous said...

8:59 pm You really don't understand testing or how to interpret statistics.

You'd be right that it was a system failure if all those being tested had the same ability to learn.

The tests are geared the expected grade level understanding of the " average student". The "average student" would have an IQ of 100.

Perhaps you didn't get the memo that with mainstreaming we now have children with profound learning and emotional disabilities in the school system.

A child with an IQ of 50 will never learn algebra or develop a large vocabulary. It will be good if they learn to tell time and be able to master simple instructions so as to be somewhat independent.

You can't interpret this data without having some idea of the abilities of the sample being tested.

Anonymous said...

6:43 - that is the biggest pile of rubbish I have ever heard, or you are being intentionally obtuse.

We have special education classes for those with learning disabilities or at least we as taxpayers are CHARGED for it and the MDE brags about it. Are these the results for special education classes? It would appear so.

Anonymous said...

6:43 - using your logic/excuse for such pathetic results apparently we have mainstreamed so many children with severe learning disabilities that they make up the majority of the student population taking the tests. This is incredible/ridiculous/insane.

Suggestion - legislature should cut ALL funding and just start over. Might want to send the 27.4% that cannot speak or write English back to first grade, and the 41.6% that have no idea what algebra actually is back to a basic class in addition and subtraction.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Why do we have 140+ school districts in a state with 82 counties? 8:13 may be on to something...

Bill Dees said...

Ocean Springs has 14% in categories 1 and 2. Clarksdale has 91% in categories 1 and 2. I hope the MDE hasn't finished with its investigation of testing irregularities in Clarksdale.

Anonymous said...

These results are so sad. Throwing more money at the problem will not solve it. There needs to be a major overhaul in the public school system. Let's start with having elected superintendents. Spend some money on truancy officers. Implement a plan for some accountability. Get the parents involved in the education of the child. Bring back the family. Don't have 5 kids with 5 different men. Men need be fathers to their children, not sperm donors.

Throw common core in the trash.

I had parents that would make sure I did my homework. They held me accountable for my grades. They wanted me to succeed. They wanted me to be a productive member of society.

It would appear that we are going to have a influx of uneducated youth continuing to land minimum wage jobs, living below the poverty line, and leaching off of the rest of the people who strived to be successful.

Vicious circle.

Anonymous said...

The legislature should be planning on a vast increase in welfare payments and prisons based on these results.

If I was a professional educator working at MDE I would resign out of embarrassment.

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