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new Stanford study says CA high school graduation test discriminates against girls

Original post made by Sarah, Midtown, on Apr 22, 2009

According to this Stanford study, high school graduation rates for girls (of all races) has dropped much more than rates for boys after the high school graduation testing started.

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Posted by McGrude
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Right, so clearly the test is flawed rather than the previous four years of their education environment. *rolls eyes*

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

This test is so easy it's irrelevant whether it's easier for boys or girls

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 23, 2009 at 6:27 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

So the use of the term "bell curve" gets me erased? Edit babe, the bell curve was there long before the book.
When you try to norm away differences in a test the test then becomes irrelevant.

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 23, 2009 at 8:29 am

Walter - there are 2 threads on this topic, your comment is intact on the other one.

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