When two schools meet in a basketball game, the winner is indisputable. One team outscores the other.Or not.
The same is true in certain types of academic competition. When students take standardized national tests, students from some schools outscore students from others.
In the most recent round of National Assessment of Educational Progress tests, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Education, the winners were indeed indisputable. Catholic schools thrashed public schools.
It wasn't close.
"In 2011," says the Department of Education in a report on the NAEP tests, "the average reading score for eighth-graders attending public schools was 19 points lower than the overall score for students attending private schools,and 20 points lower than for students attending Catholic schools specifically."
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Color me shocked!
Posted by traderrob at 10:39 AM