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10:00 am, December 8, 2009 Detroit's public schools post worst scores on record in national assessment By Ryan Beene The Detroit Public Schools posted the worst scores on record in the most recent test of students in large central U.S. cities. The scores came on the Trial Urban District Assessment , a national test developed by the Governing Board , the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of the Great City Schools. The test for urban districts is part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress test given to school districts nationwide. “There is no jurisdiction of any kind, at any level, at any time in the 30-year history of NAEP that has ever registered such low numbers,” said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council on Great City Schools , a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of urban school districts. “They are barely above what one would expect simply by chance, as if the kids simply guessed at the answers,” he said. DPS fourth-graders scored in the 9th percentile and eight-graders were in the 12th percentile when compared with students in 17 other large, central U.S. cities. Detroit's fourth graders received an overall score of 200 on a scale of 0-500, putting the city dead last among the other 17 large central U.S. cities grouped together in the NAEP test.
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  • National Assessment of Educational Progress, Great City Schools, Robert Bobb, central U.S. cities, Michael Casserly

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