Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Stated Session Oct 12 2010 Hoboken BOE Agenda- Planned Report on "Assured" Rise in Standardized Test Results Throughout the District
The following is the posted agenda of the October 12, 2010 Hoboken Board of Education agenda. Among some interesting items to be discussed will be the results of the 2009-2010 district standardized test scores.
Some may recall that in November of 2009 members of the Kids First Board of Education majority called the 2009 standardized testing results "disappointing," and made assurances that the 2009-2010 district test scores would be much better.
In order to assure the rise in test scores, the Kids First Board of Education majority hired over a dozen consultants and administrators to the previously described "excessive" number of administrators in the school district.
The new curriculum was created specifically to align with State of New Jersey Curriculum Standards in all subject areas and designed to raise state test scores by 10%-15% yearly with effective implementation.
The Kids First majority approved the new curriculum unanimously last year.
Why so many consultants and "interim" administrators would be hired by the Kids First majority while the new curriculum was knowingly "lain dormant" might appear to raise serious questions. Certainly a dormant curriculum implementation strategy would appear to be inconsistent with assurances of a rise in standardized test scores.
At the very least, it may be fair to question what a dozen extra consultants and administrators were doing if not implementing the new curriculum.
Stated Session Oct 12 2010 BOE Agenda
Picture: kindergarten at David E. Rue School in Hoboken (1963)