The Florida League of Women Voters released a statement today detailing the constant revisions to the school accountability system from 2011-2015. Over and over, the legislature and the Department of Education have tried and failed to get it right. It is more than a problem with a test. School grades, teacher evaluations, scoring of exams, and student passing rates all are constantly changed. It reminds me of the expression: ‘You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. It is time to change direction if we want to improve our educational system.
Read the statement. It is Time to Focus on Teaching, Not Testing. Send it everywhere.