The Answer Sheet: Cut Scores


Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/12/2013

How come officials could predict new test score results?

Are "cut scores" are set to get specific results? Here's a primer.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cut Scores, How 'The Magic' Works, Standardized Tests, You May Be Surprised

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Principal warns parents: 'Don't buy the bunk' about new Common Core tests

Parents will soon be told whether their children are "on the road" to college readiness based on cut scores on tests of the new Common Core standards. But there is no evidence the scores will have any meaning.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:47 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core State Standards, High-Stakes Tests, Questions About 'Cut Scores', Standardized Tests