Florida PTA Urges State to Make Changes to School Accountability System is the headline of an Ed Week post.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Florida PTA issued a press release this week asking lawmakers and state Department of Education officials for the following:
Proper field-testing and test development in areas that mirror Florida’s diverse demographics;
A suspension of school letter grades until performance data is more reliable;
Additional testing and more flexible student performance calculations for students with disabilities and English-language learners; and
Use of multiple years of a new exam as the baseline for generating school grades and teacher evaluations.