Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Great article on the pitfalls of linking student achievement scores to an array of social functions, without considering community values.
In fact, connecting these social functions to achievement test data corrupts what the tests are measuring. In statistics this is called Campbell’s Law. In other words, what does a score measure after it has been connected to a teacher’s pay or job status? In education talk, this is called teaching to the test, hiring to the test, and getting paid to the test.