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Mountain View Whisman sees standardized test scores drop, mirroring county and state trends

Original post made on Nov 5, 2022

Mountain View Whisman's scores fell this spring after years of largely consistent improvements, results that are in line with state and national trends that illustrate the impact of the pandemic and school closures on student learning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 4, 2022, 1:16 PM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 5, 2022 at 8:13 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

It was known in the 9 months before the Pandemic, that Castro (high disadvantaged) had much less home internet access than other schools. Also lacked home computers. The iReady program was nevertheless 'rolled out' to all school with the 'assumption'? that all students would have equivalent access to the work-at-home features of this web-based education program. (paid by district).

So, on top of other things, the Castro and other economic disadvantaged kids had INFERIOR access to computer learning tools based on the curriculum they were suppose to learn. It took till the next school year to correct this Very Basic and Fundamental flaw in equal access. (forget the 'equity', these families needed extra training on using internet education tools, ie more $$ spent on them)

So Much for the 20% extra state funding, per student, for the education of those poor family students. (LCFF by-pupil Grant mechanism).

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