‘Ridiculous’ A-F School Grades Paint Partial Picture

by Dr. John Thompson, historian and retired teacher Year Published: October 2016
“Oklahoma should avoid the mistakes of 15 years ago and refrain from bestowing respectability on those ridiculous grade cards, the latest of which were released Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Some pieces of the Oklahoma A-F Report Card data will prove beneficial, but the idea that a single grade can be generated by those numbers is nutty. We all knew that the low-poverty magnet and charter schools would earn high A's and that high-poverty schools will mostly get F’s.” Read the full editorial.