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July 21, 2011

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MSM

Thank you! This was very thorough and you did an excellent job explaining all the factors at play in determining AYP.

Tina

Matt, thank you for asking the hard questions to the district and critically explaining all these numbers! GREAT job! Wednesday I found it troubling that Easly, Mangum, Hillandale, and Morehead had drops in the range of 6 to 10 points. (10 being Morehead.) These elementary schools are some of the traditionally strong schools that ATTRACT new families to DPS and Durham. I hope Dr Ferebee's comment about focusing on improvement of Tier 1 & 2 schools was only in context of the presentation and that the district critically analyzes what is causing a drop at these traditionally strong performing schools.

Page McCullough

Matt, thanks for the fine grain analysis. We really need it.

Khalid

I've always had a problem with the EOC tests because I knew people who failed them but are pretty successful individuals. YES...they are Durham products AND successful. You would think that our schools produce nothing but failures with all of the talk over the years.

I am a product of the Durham City/County/Public Schools...failed a writing test before - not sure why...you get out of the system what you put into it for the most part. I also had a bunch of people around me who pushed me to succeed including an Aunt who was a 3rd grade teacher.

In order to get at the root cause of subpar performance, we need to raise kids expectation of excellence from an early age. That is why pre-school education is important. Most kids that underperform start off behind the 8-ball.

Which brings me back to the EOC test...they are not the greatest barometers of future success. What if I make a bunch of mistakes in high pressure situations? You don't want me running a nuclear plant but there are a bunch of other jobs that I can do. There are many people that are just bad test takers...they suffer anxiety attacks during tests. That does not mean that they do not know the information.

Whenever I'm tutoring people, I try to get them past there fears before I even start talking about the material...

Todd P

Tina - I think what you are seeing with the Easley/Hillandale/Mangum score drop is the impact of charter schools - specifically Voyager Academy - skimming the cream off the top of their student bodies, and resulting in lower overall scores.

Having had a kid or 2 at Easley for 9 years now, I know some parents with means who have pulled their kids from there to go to Voyager out of an irrational and misplaced fear of sending their kids to Brogden or Carrington later.

The impact of charter schools on scores at DPS schools should be taken into consideration, especially as charters continue to grow here.

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Typically, retests make a splash in scores in their first year, after which scores tend to fade at least a bit.

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