POLITICALLY CORRECT CURRICULUM SINKS SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
Standardized student test scores at Texas schools using the controversial CSCOPE curriculum are dropping significantly.
For the last few months, WND has provided in-depth coverage of the self-described “curriculum management system” called CSCOPE. The program, which has described terrorists as freedom fighters, is used by 80 percent of Texas public schools.
But test results show that since implementation of CSCOPE eight years ago, scores for Texas public schools have plummeted.
The percentages of students scoring “unsatisfactory” on the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness/End-Of-Course tests illustrate the problem.
For Algebra 1 students, 13.74 percent in non-CSCOPE schools scored unsatisfactorily; for students in CSCOPE schools, it was 20.35 percent. For Biology 1, those who ranked unsatisfactory in non-CSCOPE schools totaled 10.5 percent; for CSCOPE schools it was 14.86 percent.
For English Writing 1, the figures were 39. 48 percent for non-CSCOPE schools, and 46.3 percent for CSCOPE schools. For geography, 17.78 percent of students in non-CSCOPE schools were unsatisfactory and 23.30 percent of those in CSCOPE schools.