"From 2002 to 2007, average scores on state exams rose from 52 to 74.1 for the state, and from 67.6 to 79.9 for the city. Inflated test scores drove up the positive progress “report card” grades given to schools, 60 percent of which were based on student test scores. In 2009, 84 percent of 1,058 elementary and middle schools received a grade of A, and only two schools received an F. Bloomberg used these figures to get re-elected."
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Testing scandal exposes corporate-backed “school reform” in New York