Chariho School Parents’ Forum

August 18, 2008

“As you know, NECAP is only given in NE, so its hard to compare the results on a national level. “

Filed under: Student Performance — Editor @ 11:10 pm

This quote is from one of the “Chariho Parent” monikers.  He/she is correct – only NH, VT and RI use NECAP and VT only reports 3-8 averages and grade 11.  But he/she is wrong that its hard to compare, but they wouldn’t know that as it hasn’t been publicized yet.

Technically, if you add up all the individual school NECAP scores and average them, it should equal the NAEP score. That’s the purpose of the test, to show progress towards NCLB.  Unfortunately, the NECAP does not equate to the NAEP.  Not even close.  Call it grade inflation, dumbing down, whatever.  Preliminary research shows MA as the only coming close.



  1. An interesting approach, maybe we’ll see this at a school near you soon.

    Comment by RS — September 8, 2008 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  2. Another measure of the RI educational system, and it’s the same old story. Only 21% of Chariho 11th graders are proficient in science. it doesn’t appear to matter the label or type of test given, Chariho averages 2/3 of its students not proficient.

    Comment by RS — September 24, 2008 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  3. thx – will post

    Comment by Bill Felkner — September 24, 2008 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  4. And yet another article of RI’s exceptional per pupil expenditure rate, but its below average student ranking. The facts just keep rolling in, what we’re doing just isn’t working, yet the feel good groups just keep wearing their blinders.

    Comment by RS — September 26, 2008 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

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