Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Try a new hammer?

All three of Tacoma’s SIG [School Improvement Grant] schools [Stewart, Giaudrone and Jason Lee], along with First Creek Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary School, are listed on this year’s state list of low performers, based on test scores.  (Whole Story Here.)

Click here for an evaluation of the standardized test scores for those 3 SIG schools.

This all seems to generate a simple question--How much evidence, data, whatever, before someone realizes that the very idea of the improvement grants might be flawed?

Why keep pouring money into programs that have shown they don't solve the problem?

Ok...that was two questions.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/03/09/3087228/poor-scores-at-school-draw-state.html#storylink=cpy

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