Trend-Flipping, Gap-Bowing and Growth-Stretching: The Pliability of Popular High-Stakes Statistics

I know, quite a title. It's not my title, it's the title of Andrew Ho's paper and talk that, if you have 45 minutes and like charts and statistics, is a fascinating study of the process of screwing up education by distorting data on the high-stakes tests. It's pretty much an indictment of NCLB's methods, and proof that the law allows politicians to manipulate the numbers to suit whatever the hell they want! Check it out.

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