Here is an astute letter to the New York State Commissioner on how the New York State tests are so deeply flawed. I have attached it here for your own independent circulation.
Here is an excellent analysis of the recent release of the value-added assessments in NYC. Liz Phillips, the principal at PS 321, lays out how these scores are inaccurate and lays out the deleterious effects the scores have on high performing schools like hers.
The article, published by the NYC Public School Parents blog:
A principal at a high performing school explains why she is "absolutely sick" about the public release of the TDRs
You can watch this documentary online for free until December 13, 2009:
The Principal Story
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