mddem1985 Many students are intelligent but may not test well, maybe due to test anxiety. Many other reasons.....
zigzagiando Standardized tests are a good indication of the income of the parents of the kids who go to a given school.
Bret Matthew Scharf Holmes The level of poor test scores is appalling. If kids can't read or do math by the 7th grade the test scores will show it. I think proficiency on these are set well below any normal person's standards and our jail house like schools matched with low expectations for our student populous have made us now blame THE TESTS. I mean give me a break. If you can't score on an average level as other schools on a test - than your school should be taken over by the state. Bottom line. The Baltimore City education system is one of the worst in the country.
Matthew Jergensen Schools should never be judged solely on standardized tests. There are a myriad of factors that must be taken into account for a school to considered successful many of which are out of an educators control. These tests can be part of an evaluation but should never solely determine teacher and/or student success.
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