By Alyson Klein
Do the new “A through F” and similar accountability systems states designed under the Obama administration’s No Child Left Behind Act waivers do a good job of recognizing how schools are doing when it comes to educating poor and minority students?
Not so much, according to a new report released Thursday by the Education Trust, an organization in Washington that advocates for such students.
Ed Trust took a look at the A-F-type systems in three states that are sometimes viewed as leaders in education redesign—Florida, Kentucky, and Minnesota—and found that in all three cases, school ratings are “not a powerfull signal of the performance of every individual group of kids.”
via Should a School Get an ‘A’ Even if Poor and Minority Students Underperform? – Politics K-12 – Education Week.