Assigning Letter Grades to Public Schools? The Danger of the Single Performance Indicator
by Jason L. Endacott & Christian Z. Goering — December 11, 2015
Sixteen states require their Departments of Education to assign a single performance indicator such as a “letter grade” to schools within those states. We take a look at the relationship between school grades and poverty in one of these states. Our analysis indicates that there is a moderate negative correlation between poverty and school performance indicators. We discuss the implications for communities and structural poverty and make a plea to reconsider the manner in which single performance indicators are determined.
To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below: