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  • KASB report that ranks Kansas 10th in nation an exercise in data manipulation

    KASB report that ranks Kansas 10th in nation an exercise in data manipulation0

    The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) continues to take data manipulation to new levels in their just-released report Comparing Kansas 2022. KASB claims that “the most recent national data show Kansas ranks 10th in the nation on a weighted average of…measures that are part of the State Board of Education’s Kansans Can program and

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  • Teacher quality report gives low grades to Kansas teacher prep programs

    Teacher quality report gives low grades to Kansas teacher prep programs0

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report in May on the state of teacher preparation programs in teaching elementary math. Unfortunately, but not surprising, the collegiate institutions across the country, and those specific to Kansas, do not fare well in preparing individuals to teach math. NCTQ graded hundreds of higher education teacher

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  • KASB report is a misunderstanding of state assessment data

    KASB report is a misunderstanding of state assessment data0

    An April 2022 report published by the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) entitled Understanding State Assessment Data, goes to great lengths to rationalize low and declining state assessment scores. The fifteen-page document can be divided into five categories of rationalizations that the unacceptably dismal state assessment scores are just fine: standards public vs. private

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