CSCOPE Study

Thomas Ratliff misleads when he touts CSCOPE’s accomplishments.

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CSCOPE Study – Compiled by 9th Grade Business Class, Blanket ISD, Blanket, Texas

My business class asked me what CSCOPE is and if it works. I told them, “Let’s find out if schools that use CSCOPE score better or worse compared to schools that do not use it.”

To this end, we took a list of CSCOPE schools and a list of STAAR/End-of-Course scores (2011-12 School Year) from public schools statewide. Each class member took a portion of the more than 1,000 Texas public schools and recorded the STAAR/EOC test results on a spreadsheet. We compared Algebra I, Biology I, English Writing 1, and Geography. Here is what we found:

Percent of test takers scoring unacceptable on STAAR/EOC tests –

Algebra I CSCOPE 20.35% Non- CSCOPE 13.74% | 48% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE

Biology I CSCOPE 14.86% Non- CSCOPE 10.50% | 42% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE

English Writing I CSCOPE 46.30% Non- CSCOPE 39.48% | 19.57% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE

Geography CSCOPE 23.30%  Non- CSCOPE 17.78% | 37.06% more CSCOPE students scored unsatisfactory than Non-CSCOPE

Average 36.67% higher unsatisfactory rate among CSCOPE students on all tests

*Over 950 Texas ISDs surveyed

Data from

http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/staar-district-results-2011-2012/

http://www.txcscopereview.com/2012/cscope-rotten-apple-award/

E. W. Burt

Business Teacher

Blanket ISD

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