- Since I assume all of my loyal Gadfly Bites subscribers (happy summer to all 9 of you!) pay attention to all things Fordham and not just me (seriously, if you don’t, you definitely should), I will assume that you all read this And now, in a somewhat troubling game of telephone, . One test, one subject, one grade, one day. I guess test scores are only a “problematic one-time snapshot” unless they show you what you want to see. (Times Leader, 6/21/22) posted on our blog last week. It is an analysis of Ohio’s third grade ELA test scores for fall 2021 and seemed pretty sobering to me at the time. Not as bad as we expected but not exactly a win. A different version of the same analysis was last week with a much perkier headline and tone than the previous version.
- In this piece, there are 950 words that describe . Definitely not a snapshot, the picture is all data driven and very clear as to negative cause and negative effect. The final 170 words of the piece then purport to show hope for change and improvement, disconnected entirely (IMO) from the problems enumerated and with nothing more than wishful thinking to back it up. (Cleveland Scene, 6/17/22)
- Not to be too churlish here, but project? Hint: It’s not exactly rocket science. (Akron Beacon Journal, 6/22/22)
- Finally today: Seems like starting in 2023. (University of Cincinnati, 6/21/22)
Did you know you can have every edition of Gadfly Bites sent directly to your Inbox? Subscribe by clicking