Aug 5, 2009

OSSE Slow To Deliver NCLB Scores As Promised

I just checked again at eleven this morning and OSSE has not yet posted the NCLB scores for 2009-10. I wonder what's the hold up. Here is the link, so please feel free to check and let me know when they're posted.

OSSE website:

Posted by The Washington Teacher


Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same thing! Where are the scores?!

Anonymous said...

I agree. I logged on to the site this morning expecting to see the test score data and nothing...again. It makes me very curious.

Anonymous said...

I emailed OSSE, frustrated that I couldn't see the new 2009 DCCAS scores as promised for August 5th. Liz Cohen emailed me that a public score release is being delayed a week. This is because new policies for making AYP are being implemented, having to do with schools that were consolidated plus ones that added new grade levels and additional time was needed.

Anonymous said...

I just read this at

JULY 28 UPDATE: OSSE will be releasing final & public data from the 2009 DC CAS on Wednesday August 14. Originally, preliminary data without AYP determinations was to be released today and final data on August 12. Over the next 8 days, OSSE will be reviewing appeals and petitions from schools and LEAs. Please check back on August 14 to view all final achievement data by school and AYP determinations for 2009.

Sounds real fishy to me!

Kings said...

" Liz Cohen emailed me that a public score release is being delayed a week... because new policies for making AYP are being implemented, having to do with... "

So why isn't this posted on the OSSE website??? Why does an individual have to email someone at OSSE?

Anonymous said...

OK I'm back to give the scores of requested schools. I tried to give OSSE a chance to make the scores public, but I guess they have to dress the scores up some more first. Candi, I am pretty sure your blog is monitored and they are probably trying to figure out who is providing these numbers. To all posters I am a male not a female, and I am neither principal nor teacher, but I am an insider so here are the numbers you asked for.

Shaed Reading 2008 37.50% 2009 43.53% Math 2008 31.25% 2009 35.29%

Hardy Reading 2008 70.63& 2009 72.85% Math 2008 64.21% 2009 69.54%

Deal Reading 2008 78.59% 2009 78.37% Math 2008 77.01% 2009 77.63%

Houston Reading 2008 45.80% 2009 58.77% Math 2008 31.30% 2009 45.61%

Walker-Jones Reading 2008 23.81% 2009 38.39% Math 2008 19.05% 2009 41.07%

Garfield Reading 2008 26.80% 2009 26.23% Math 2008 24.84% 2009 26.23%

Eaton Reading 2008 73.96% 2009 85.57% Math 2008 64.06% 2009 80.10%

It will be interesting to see how much these scores change once OSSE releases the official data. Remember testing companies are paid for what they do. They will do whatever the people paying them tell them to do. Many testing companies have made major mistakes when it comes to these tests. Once case that comes to mind is when parents in Texas sued the testing company and won. Google how these tests really aren't all that valid. Good luck dealing with OSSE ya'll.

Kings said...

Walker-Jones math went up 20 points! that's not quite from 13 to 90 that Rhee claims she achieved in reading with her Baltimore students in the 90s, but it's pretty damn good, if real.

Let's hear how these teachers did it. If teachers are completely responsible for raising scores, as Rhee says, then she should want detailed accounts of their teaching methods and make sure they are taught to teachers around the district.

And what is Eaton doing that's better than Deal? Both schools are proficient, but Eaton's scores are climing, while Deal's are stuck in the 70's.

Again, if it's all about good teaching, let's find our what's going on.