DE DOE idiots screw up again re: High School Dropout Data! See for yourself.

I just started reviewing DE DOE’s “official” high school dropout report and here we go again!!!!!!!!!

See page 13 Dropout by District , Delaware Academy of Public Safety.  2013-14, 5.2% dropout rate. Then go to page 14 Dropout by School, Delaware Academy of Public Safety 2013-14, 0.0% WTF ?

Also, do note DE DOE’s usage of  the <15. This is a manipulation tool where as DE DOE doesn’t show actual number of dropouts. This was used for 19 high schools. DE DOE doesn’t want to be precise because they can manipulate the data to produce desirable data outcomes. Isn’t it amazing Delaware Secretary of Education blows the “data” horn and yet he uses <15 data manipulation to game the data to desirable outcomes. Come on Mr & Mrs Heff! WTF ?   

  

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8 responses to “DE DOE idiots screw up again re: High School Dropout Data! See for yourself.

  1. Busted. SHITE THE BED.

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  2. lastDEconservative

    “This is a manipulation tool where as DE DOE doesn’t show actual number of dropouts. This was used for 19 high schools. DE DOE doesn’t want to be precise because they can manipulate the data to produce desirable data outcomes.”

    Say it ain’t so, Kilroy!

    Next you’ll be telling us Kwacko is effective and Jimmy’s a crack investigative journalist and that Beldar won’t get a third term!

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  3. But I thought the reduced dropout rate was why Arne labeled Delaware an educational model for the country?
    Wait, could that have also been that they lowered the grading scale? Why yes, yes it could. Lower the grading scale, decrease the dropout rate, promote the dropout rate reduction, get an “attaboy” in the news, kiss more federal arse , fight for administrators and data coaches we don’t need and baddabing boddaboom, Curly keeps up appearances as a good democrat soldier and Delaware continues to make no progress. Ahhh the joy(utter misery) of watching the educational system continue to be a political pawn of the almighty efficient federal and state oversight committees but it is the charter schools and parents enrolling their children in alternative schools that are the problem. huh?

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  4. The DOE has notified me that there was a transcription error, which has been corrected, related to the dropout rate being listed at two different values in the same report.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Obvious ! And what about the <15 scam? Good way to hide some numbers . Not good Paul !

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    • Kilroy,
      Isn’t the <15 a FERPA thing? But if you are going to report a rate next to the <15 doesn't that undo the purpose of not reporting the small number?

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  5. The n# allows far too many schools to be exempt from reporting. I understand the logic behind it, so kids can’t be identified, but in terms of data and reporting, it should be included.

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  6. What it hides are the facts.

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