Thursday, September 27, 2007
I was pondering the disconnect between two very recent "news items". On the one hand, everyone is gushing about the improvements in math scores on the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress. I'm reading about it everywhere, it seems. On the other hand, the U.S. is sitting out the Advanced TIMSS which is designed to show how our advanced students compare to those in other countries. Strangely enough, I'm NOT reading about that everywhere.
It seems we've managed to raise the floor (every so slightly) while letting the ceiling come crashing down. I guess that puts "good enough" somewhere near the bottom. Apparently, the goal is mediocrity. Based on those parameters, I'd say we're right on track.
Cross-posted at Kitchen Table Math.
Posted by concernedCTparent at 6:01 PM