“In math, 78 percent of third graders, 77 percent of 5th graders, 66 percent of 8th graders and 56 percent of 10th graders met or exceeded state standards.”
One thing for sure, despite DSTP being flawed it does prove there is overkill in early intervention and intervention in middle schools is near dead! What is happening between third grade 78% and tenth grade 56%?
11% drop between the fifth grade and eight grade. This is clear evidence middle school represents the cracks in education.
I understand the concept of early intervention but, I am for equal intervention when needed K-12.
DSTP was flawed before it was rolled out and the same legislators who supported dumping DSTP we the same ones refusing to listen to the experts back in 1996.
The new assessment test based on the growth model is the right direction to go. However, without real intervention K-12 the cycle of failure will fail. We need the same intense level of intervention in the eighth grade as we do in the third grade.
A generation of student complete public school during the DSTP social whipping post experiment all for nothing! But Tom Carper continues to think he reformed public education in Delaware.
The DSTP replacment test will reveal the same thing, intervention is needed equally from K-12
Delaware middle schools are broken!
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