I didn't notice until today that Catalyst had put out a web-only story on the fishy ISAT story. (You gotta tell us when you put out new stuff, folks.)
There's not much new there in terms of the possible explanations for the spike in test scores, and no mention of the possibility mentioned by several readers of this site that an extended test taking window might have allowed more teachers than usual to share items. How come no one's even mentioning this possibility?
But the graph (at left) makes it clear just how different the 06 scores are from last year, and I especially liked the opening sentence description (by Liz Duffrin) of a "barrage of media ridicule" that CPS faced when touting these scores.
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