PWC’s Terrible, Horrible, Awful Test Data

Based on statements from PWCS staff and board members, you would conclude that PWC’s Math SOL test data prior to implementation of Investigations was declining.  That it was terrible.  Horrible.  Awful.  No Good.  Very Very Bad.

You might think that, but you’d be wrong.

PWC SOL test scores were not bad.  In fact, they are unchanged overall and down slightly in the AYP subgroups since  Investigations was implemented.  It’s actually kind of interesting – if our tests were so horrible before Investigations and they are unchanged since Investigations was implemented, doesn’t that means they’re just as horrible with Investigations as they were before Investigations?

The details are below.

Grade 3 pass rates

  • 2004  PWC – 90          State – 88
  • 2005  PWC – 91          State – 88
  • 2006  PWC – 91          State – 90
  • 2007  PWC – 90          State – 89
  • 2008  PWC – 90          State – 89   * first year of MI

Comparitive data for Grade 4 is not available because 2009 will be the first Grade 4 SOL test after Investigations was implemented.  As such, the data presented for Grade 4 SOL pass rates is for the old, terrible, horrible, awful, program.  Same with Grade 5.

Grade 4 Pass Rates:

  • 2006  PWC – 81          State – 77
  • 2007  PWC – 84          State – 81
  • 2008  PWC – 88          State – 84

Grade 5 Pass Rates:

  • 2004  PWC – 80          State – 78
  • 2005  PWC – 82          State -87
  • 2006  PWC – 85          State – 87
  • 2007  PWC – 88          State – 87
  • 2008  PWC – 91          State – 88
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One Response to “PWC’s Terrible, Horrible, Awful Test Data”

  1. PWCS Lies, Lies, and More Lies « PWC Education Reform Blog Says:

    […] PWCS’ Not So Terrible, Horrible, Awful Test Data before Investigations was mandated. […]


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