February 22, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: state assessment

Gov. Kelly, KASB gaslight parents with 2023 student achievement claims

Gaslight is a term used by some mental health practitioners to clinically describe a form of prolonged coercive control in…

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Claiming Level 2 is on track for college/career is dumbing down standards

Some education officials in Kansas are trying to make parents believe that scores in Level 2 on the state assessment…

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A+ Team gets an F for honesty

The A+ Team, a slate of four candidates for the Blue Valley school board, posted a social media ad claiming that…

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Miserable outcomes indicate KSDE should abandon “Kansans Can” and get back to academics

The Kansas Department of Education introduced its current gimmick – “Kansans Can” – in 2016 with great fanfare.  Instead of…

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Recommendations to improve achievement by changing adult behaviors

Testimony submitted this week to the Special Committee on Education crystalized three unfortunate realities: (1) student achievement is low and…

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Wichita superintendent Kelly Bielefeld covers up poor student achievement

USD 259 superintendent Kelly Bielefeld spoke to the Wichita Pachyderm Club recently, and like his predecessors, he went out of…

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2023 state assessment results reflect Einstein’s definition of insanity

The preliminary 2023 state assessment results once again demonstrate that student achievement will remain stubbornly low until the Legislature steps…

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KS Reflector columnist defends bureaucracy with false achievement claims

A guest columnist for the Kansas Reflector wants you to believe that the public school bureaucracy is producing high achievement,…

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KS education commissioner claims ‘proficient’ is a made-up term

Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson earlier this week told the State Board of Education that “proficient is a made-up term…

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Reading, math proficiency plummet on 2022 NAEP assessment

Reading and math proficiency fell to historic lows on the 2022 NAEP test, with just a third of 4th-grade proficient…

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Seaman MS gets a national award despite low, declining achievement

In yet another example of education officials de-emphasizing academic performance, Seaman Middle School is one of 12 schools nationwide to…

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A-F Grading of Kansas schools: just one A but 80 Fs

Based on the 2021 state assessment scores, only one public school in Kansas earned an “A” on Kansas Policy Institute’s…

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KSDE conceals low, declining student achievement

The Kansas Legislature’s Special Committee on Education held a hearing on student achievement this week, and the message from the…

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Schools ignore legal requirement to conduct needs assessments

State law requires local school boards to conduct annual building needs assessments of each school as part of the budget…

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More student achievement deception in Gardner-Edgerton

Parents in the Gardner-Edgerton school district in Johnson County are being horribly misled about student achievement.  The only question is…

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Kansas City Star education deceit throws kids under the bus

The Kansas City Star is notorious for false and misleading claims (see here, here, and here), but even for them,…

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KBOE President Jim Porter deceives on student achievement (again)

State Board of Education President Jim Porter made a conscious attempt to deceive members of the House K-12 Budget Committee…

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