Grading Schools is Unwise and Unfair

If we’re going to grade schools on performance, “shouldn’t we measure them all with the same yardstick?”

Currently “schools in their first three years of operation—most of which are new charter schools. . . can have their grades calculated on growth only, with no consideration of performance.” 

Using the current guidelines “about 80 percent of Indiana schools would get A’s [if graded on growth].  Conversely, if schools were graded on performance alone, about 2 percent would get A’s.”