Red Hat Rob reveals that the Tennessee Department of Education hasn't been honest about reporting the ACT scores for its students.
"...the Tennessee Department of Education takes advantage of the higher ACT scores by Non-Public School students by falsely reporting the average score forALL Tennessee students’ as if it were the average score for Public School Students."What got Rob started down this statistical labyrinth?
"I was hoping to discover the average ACT score for Tennessee homeschool students so that I could compare it to the average ACT score for Tennessee public school students. Sadly, the ACT Corp. doesn’t report the homeschool scores separately for individual states.The irony and outrage here is that the state Department of Education has the audacity to reject the high school diplomas issued by homeschools and church-related schools while at the same time using the higher ACT scores from those students to boost their own average."
Head over to Rob's blog to see what the real ACT scores are for Tennessee public school students.