A-F Accountability ... Really?

by James M. Largent, Ed.D., superintendent, Granbury ISD Year Published: October 2016
“Under our current accountability system, the bulk of our grade of A-F will depend on a once-a-year, multiple choice, bubble test that our students have to sit quietly and take for up to 3-4 hours at a time. This test has been proven to be defective, not statistically significant or reliable, and graded by minimum-wage employees hired off the Internet. The company making millions off this test cannot even guarantee their system will work when our students take the test online and also has a history of losing tests, sending them to the wrong schools, and grading them improperly. Is this really what our campuses should be graded on?” Read the full article.