Monday, August 17, 2009

PURE Reform testimony posted

PURE Reform's testimony from today's public hearing has now been posted. Go to the announcements page and click on today's date, "PURE Reform Report."

Topics included a longitudinal look at PSSA scores (ie, following the same class over time) and the trend in PPS PSSA scores from 2000-2001 to the present. Also the next installment of Transparency Watch was presented.

In addition, a number of speakers from the Pittsburgh NAACP spoke about the NAACP's strong opposition to the recent proposal for graduation exams.


Questioner said...

It is interesting to note that on 5 of the 6 charts showing PSSA proficiency from the 2000-01 school year to the 2008-09 school year, the slope for the 2000-01 to 2004-05 time frame is steeper (showing more growth) than the slope for the 2004-05 to 2008-09 portion.

deegazette said...

My opposition to exit exams comes from a taxpayer's perspective. We CAN'T afford them right now. I thought we had dodged that bullet for the foreseeable future. I make it a rule to not disparage on blogs but here's an exception: Tell those knuckleheads in Harrisburg to back off and invest in education initiatives that have more positive impact.

Jen said...

I don't see it there under announcements?

Questioner said...

Look at the first item under "Past Events," listing the August 17 public hearing and click on PURE Reform Report.