On Wednesday, a report from a new study by Princeton University, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, found that “among the students in a high school in Ohio, only 20 percent of students who participated in a standardized test score examination showed improvement.”
That is down from 22 percent in 2011, and from 24 percent in 2006.
The researchers found that in all but one school, the decline was not as pronounced.
But there were some interesting findings.
Students who took the standardized test performed worse than those who did not.
“There were some surprising things,” said Richard Muehlenbach, one of the authors of the study.
“First, among those who scored lower on the standardized tests, the students with the lowest achievement gaps were more likely to be suspended than the students who scored higher on the tests.”
And among students who did the standardized exam, those who took longer to complete it were more than twice as likely to score a high dropout rate than those whose scores were the same or lower.
“That’s the first thing that stands out,” Muebens said.
The next two things are the rate at which students took the tests, and the overall level of improvement.
The dropout rates are a big deal.
And Mueff said they are important because, “if the schools are failing, it means that students are getting the wrong kind of instruction.
And that’s not going to be good for students.”
The researchers used data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
The average score for the students participating in the standardized exams is 795.
“We know that there are about 15,000 students in the United States who have been suspended,” Muesbach said.
“It’s important to know how many of those students are actually getting the instruction that they need to get through high school.”
So what does that mean?
“It means that in many cases, the instruction they get through the standardized testing system is inadequate,” Muedbach said, adding that that would be especially true for those who score lower on tests that are not standardized.
For example, students who take the SAT, ACT, ACT-SVEC, and other tests that have no structure or standardization can be “totally lost.”
Muebach said students who do well on these tests could still be considered “dodgy.”
But that’s a big problem, because they would not be in the high school pool for the summer.
The school year would begin with a lot of people who would likely be in trouble in the fall, and so the fall classes would be in a tight spot.
Students with grades below average in math, English, and science would be among the first to go, so it could hurt their test scores.
The data showed that the dropout percentages of students with a high test score were nearly four times greater for those with a low score.
“The fact that these students were in such high distress, it’s not that they’re not succeeding,” Muingbach said of the students.
In addition to the dropouts, Muebenbach said that those who failed to pass the standardized assessments would likely not be able to pass high school again.
And so the drop out rate is high. “
These students are the ones who are most likely to dropout.
And so the drop out rate is high.
It’s a huge problem.”