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2-3-16 PARCC Scores v Testing Mode...Newark Deficit, How It Was Addressed

Education Week - PARCC Scores Lower for Students Who Took Exams on Computers

  ‘…An NCES working paper released in December found that high-performing 4th graders who took NAEP’s computer-based pilot writing exam in 2012 scored “substantively higher on the computer” than similar students who had taken the exam on paper in 2010. Low- and middle-performing students did not similarly benefit from taking the exam on computers, raising concerns that computer-based exams might widen achievement gaps…’

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/02/03/parcc-scores-lower-on-computer.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1

By Benjamin Herold  Published Online: February 3, 2016

 

Star Ledger - How Newark schools closed a $65M deficit in 6 steps

 ‘…Cerf inherited a deficit of approximately $65 million, and immediately began strategizing on how to close the gap while minimizing impact on the city's already disadvantaged schools.

At a meeting of the city's School Advisory Board last month, Cerf announced that the once mammoth shortfall had been closed…’
 

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2016/02/how_newark_schools_closed_a_65m_deficit_in_6_steps.html
 
By Dan Ivers | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  on February 02, 2016 at 9:30 AM


Garden State Coalition of Schools
160 W. State Street, Trenton New Jersey 08608
609-394-2828