Amazingly, there still continues to be some confusion, as I’m sure back during the Reconstruction Era when white supremacists first insisted that black voters take some type of “smarts” test before entering the voting booth, there was confusion among many Afro Americans at that time who thought having tests of knowledge was indeed a good idea…
History proved who was right; and who were wrong. When you give someone trying to keep your race down, the tools to do so, they will use them and your race will be kept down.
That is why it is hard for many of us in educational circles to understand how any Afro-American can be in favor of using the Smarter Balanced Assessment to grade their child…
Because unlike 1890 when literacy tests were begun, today all have information on what these tests are…
This is Delaware’s official ELA target. (Click image to enlarge.)
Whites have to grow from 61.5 to 80.8… a total of 19.3 points….
Asians have to grow from 77.1 to 88.5…..a total of 11.4 points…..
Blacks have to grow from 35.8 to 67.9….a total of 32.1 points…..
Hispanics have to grow from 39.0 to 69.5… a total of 30.5 points…..
Low incomes have to grow from 34.2 to 67.1…. a total of 32.9 points…
Disabilities…. have to grow from 19.3 to 59.6…. a total of 40.3 points…
Pure racism. Fully endorsed by the KKK…. Hear them now? “YEAH!!!! That’s what we’re talkin’ about…..”
(Don’t blame me; I’m not even the messenger…This is from the DOE website…)
This is Delaware’s target. (Click image to enlarge.)
Whites have to grow from 49.2 to 74.6… a total of 25.4 points….
Asians have to grow from 70.7 to 85.4…..a total of 14.7 points…..
Blacks have to grow from 22.0 to 61.0….a total of 39.0 points…..
Hispanics have to grow from 28.6 to 64.3… a total of 38.7 points…..
Low incomes have to grow from 23.8 to 61.9…. a total of 38.1 points…
Disabilities…. have to grow from 15.0 to 57.5…. a total of 42.5 points.
Can anyone tell me how this is any different than guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar? Whites have to show a 51.6% improvement… Blacks have to show a 177% improvement… Might as well label blacks as disabled: 283%
What is being said here, disguised as an attempt to elevate blacksscores, is that they have to jump through a different hoop than the rest of us… why? Skin color, of course…..
No ifs. No buts. No ands…
There are proven ways to raise the results of our lowest scoring children. Corporate types flat out do not want the right answer proven to be effective over and over and over again.. I have covered it so many times, it is pointless to do it again. But for now, rest assured. This way, shown above?…. Leads us nowhere…..
Except to make the KKK very happy….. 🙂 Can you hear them?
“Hooray, Hooray, Blacks will be second class citizens again.. Whoopee! Toast! Celebrate! Yeah, Greg Lavelle* and all the other supporters of the Smarter Balanced Assessment!!! Hip, Hip, Hooray!”