Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CSCOPE STUDENTS DO FAR WORSE ON STAAR-EOC Texas TESTS -- BY E. W. BURT -- 3.18.13

CSCOPE STUDENTS DO FAR WORSE ON STAAR-EOC TESTS -- BY E. W. BURT -- 3.18.13


March 15, 2013 – Sent from E. W. Burt, Business/Marketing Teacher, Blanket ISD:

CSCOPE Study – Compiled by 9th Grade Business Class, Blanket ISD, Blanket, Texas

My business class asked me what CSCOPE is and if it works. I told them, “Let’s find out if schools that use CSCOPE score better or worse compared to schools that do not use it.”

To this end, we took a list of CSCOPE schools and a list of STAAR/End-of-Course scores (2011-12 School Year) from public schools statewide.  Each class member took a portion of the more than 1,000 Texas public schools and recorded the STAAR/EOC test results on a spreadsheet.  We compared Algebra I, Biology I, English Writing 1, and Geography. Here is what we found:

Percent of test takers scoring unacceptable on STAAR/EOC tests –

Algebra I
   CSCOPE                   20.35%     
   Non- CSCOPE         13.74% 
48% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE


Biology I
     CSCOPE                14.86%     
     Non- CSCOPE       10.50%
42% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE

English Writing I
     CSCOPE                  46.30%   
     Non- CSCOPE       39.48%
19.57% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE

Geography
     CSCOPE                 23.30%   
      Non- CSCOPE      17.78%
37.06%  more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE


Average 36.67% higher unsatisfactory rate among CSCOPE students on all tests

*Over 950 Texas ISDs surveyed

Data from
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/staar-district-results-2011-2012/
http://www.txcscopereview.com/2012/cscope-rotten-apple-award/


E. W. Burt, Business/ Marketing teacher
Freshman Business Class, Blanket ISD
ewburt@yahoo.com

2 comments:

  1. Damning evidence against CSCOPE. Apparently Gilmer ISD does NOT participate in CSCOPE, but I think all other school districts in Upshur County do participate.

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  2. So many controversial issues and schools continue to use a curriculum fostered by Core curriculum authors Bill Ayers and Linda D. Hammond which was rejected by the SBOE. Usurping we the people and our elected officials. We cannot let the liberals dumb down our next generation. Where are the quality teachers who became teachers to inspire their students. Have teachers become lazy puppets who need liberal masters to tell them how and what to teach for failure!

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