On 7/26/08, Chris IL wrote:
> Our district is the same. I think it is an IL thing. We
> have a gifted magnet
> school as well as self contained programs for children
> who receive severe ED or special ed. labels. They are
> receiving appropriate education. However, the
> "gifted" scores are reported to the school
> they attend while the other program scores are reported
> to their home schools. I don't think that school should
> take the hit for all those below scores, but I think it
> would be fair, if we are separating scores based on
> attendance area, that both sets of scores be reported
> to their home school.
> On 7/10/08, 3rdChicago wrote:
>> Our school was in a similar boat. In summer 2007, we
>> were initially told we made AYP. Then when we came
>> back to school in September 2007, the state came back
>> to us and took it away, claiming that after they
>> factored in all the students in our attendance are -
>> EVEN THOSE NOT ATTENDING OUR SCHOOL - we no longer
>> met our goals.
>> So, in short - all of our ACTUAL students met the
>> goals and reached AYP. Students WHO DO NOT ATTEND,
>> AND NEVER HAVE ATTENDED, our school did NOT meet the
>> goals but counted against us because they are within
>> our boundary.
>> And now we "NEED IMPROVEMENT."
>> I can't wait for NCLB to GO AWAY.
>> On 7/07/08, doh wrote:
>>> This is what NCLB has done for my school.
>>> I teach in a middle school that has come off of
>>> Needs Improvement list about 4 years ago. I teach
>>> in an inner city style school. There are children
>>> who have never stepped foot in our school because
>>> of behavioral problems and they go to a special
>>> behavior school.
>>> YET, because they live in our attendance zone, all
>>> of their attendance and test score information
>>> counts towards our school. We have 50 students who
>>> have never gone to our school, who live in our
>>> attendance zone, and have failed all of their state
>>> mandated tests, and now they have counted against
>>> us, and we are going back on the Needs Improvement
>>> Is that what NCLB was supposed to do? Punish a
>>> school for students who don't even go there!!!!!