Friday, June 03, 2005

Disproportionate Giftedness

You can read more about this ridiculous situation here, but in essence the Davis, California school board is upset that the procedures used to identify kids as gifted result in too few black and latino students being so named. Asian students predominated (surprise?). Despite such efforts as tinkering with the testing procedures and adding a teacher "reappraisal" which added students from the underrepresented groups, the problem persists again this year, the school board remains perplexed and one member was quoted as saying,"We have to come up with something better." Pathetic.

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