Friday, December 14

Not happy with one school grade? Have two!

Just what we need -- another school grading system! The Sun reports today that the state has developed a "growth model" method of evaluating schools that, like the progress reports, depends heavily on year-to-year improvement in student performance.

The new reports, already under development, will go online just as soon as Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings approves it. It will be interesting to see whether the state's reports will have the same flaws as the city's progress reports, or whether state education officials will learn from the brouhaha over the progress reports and improve upon the city's model.

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