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School group critical of “School Grades”

February 2, 2012

School group critical of “School Grades”

The Colorado Association of School Executives has sent its membership of roughly 2,000 school and district leaders a two-page letter critical of a new system for ranking schools.  The CASE letter to principals, assistant principals and superintendents went out late last week, about six weeks after the debut of ColoradoSchoolGrades.com. The website, funded by a coalition of foundations and advocacy groups, grades the state’s public schools from A to F.

To see the full article published by eDUCATION nEWS Colorado, CLICK HERE

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  1. Steve
    February 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Colorado School Executives… hmmmmm, let’s see… they are the ones pulling down super inflated salaries to preserve the status quo, especially those from the districts with elevated socio-economic status (high earnings) who don’t want anyone to know it is the parents who bring their education, earning ability, and high expectations to their students who respond with high scores on CSAP & ACT. Now, districts are under the scope of student growth: how much did those high achievers grow in a year (along with the students who have challenging situations to overcome). With all that high achieving district students and their parents bring to the ‘contest’ measuring student growth should be the mark of excellence. This is another important part of the achievement puzzle- no one indicator is the end all.

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