Saturday, April 01, 2006

DoEd Growth Models Candidates Announced

Of the 13 states who applied to begin using growth models as a part of their NCLB compliance programs, the following 8 - Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, and Tennessee - have been forwarded on to the review committee for consideration. There application materials of these states can be found at the following link.

It will be interesting to see what the press, interest groups, and scholars of growth modeling make of this. Much of the talk among modeling experts is that most of these models don't actually have much to do with growth. The restrictions imposed by the RFP make it more difficult for any state to accomplish much that useful with this effort.


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