Educators Gather to Hear Theories, Ways to Improve Accountability Ratings

by The Huntsville Item Year Published: October 2016
“The agreement among researchers, experts, teachers and so on is that A-F systems do not work. I have found reams of research that suggests that they do not work,” testing expert John Tanner said. “What happens over and over again with labeling systems is that the ‘D’ school has to make decisions as if the whole school was a ‘D’ school, as if all of the students are ‘D’ students. That damages the students, and in addition, these schools are supposed to change everything, so ‘D’ schools have a tendency to go into fight or flight mode and that is very dangerous.” Read the article.