main
community
contact staff ecs twitter facebook

Document Number: 8073

The Proficiency Illusion - No Child Left Behind (NCLB) allows each state to define proficiency as it sees fit and design its own tests. This study compares state tests to benchmarks laid out by the Northwest Evaluation Association to evaluate proficiency cut scores for assessments in 26 states. The findings suggest that the tests states use to measure academic program and student proficiency under NCLB are creating a false impression of success, especially in reading and especially in the early grades. (John Cronin, Michael Dahlin, Deborah Adkins and Gage Kingsbury, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, October 2007)...


Related Issues

Reading/Literacy
Standards

 
Home  |  About ECS  |  Education Issues A-Z  | Research Studies  |  Reports & Databases  |  State Legislation  |  State Profiles  |  Projects & Institutes  |  Newsroom  |  Website User's Guide
700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442
Phone: 303.299.3600 | Fax: 303.296.8332
 
©2014 Education Commission of the States
www.ecs.org | ecs@ecs.org
Read our privacy policy