Still a long way to go, but DC’s gains on the NAEP (a non-high stakes, administered across the nation) are certainly encouraging.
Good to remember, as Hugo’s vocabulary expands past a half-dozen words, and gets closer to the “question everything” phase!
Avery Johnson on the American day-camp boom: http://nyr.kr/16Lm1FK
“Policymakers are realizing that summer vacation could be partly to blame for one of the biggest problems educators face: the learning gap between poorer kids and their wealthier peers. Low-income children lose two to three months’ worth of reading skills, on average, over the summer, while their higher-income peers hardly regress at all…”
LINX day camp. Photographs by Avery Johnson.
Girl With A Lesson Plan adds: A student would have to have the gonads of Bond to cheat like this. It makes me think, “If you are smart enough to work around this, and spent so much TIME getting around this … why didn’t you just take the dang test?”