Mismeasurement of gaps in LCAPs: bad arithmetic, bad logic

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: accountability, gap analysis, LCAP, Policy|

The serious subject of gaps has been a hot one for more than five decades. The Coleman Report of 1966 was the first moment in my lifetime when leaders shined a light on inequities in schools. Prior Supt. of Public [...]

California’s CAASPP trouble is not unique

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: accountability, assessment, Policy|

California’s troublingly flat result on the 2017 CAASPP English/language arts assessment is similar to the results that are being reported in twelve of the thirteen other Smarter Balanced Consortium states. This discovery, by retired psychometrician Doug McRae, casts our California [...]