Make Education a Priority
Editorial, Tampa Tribune
A Letter from the Gates Foundation by Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, College Ready
A Letter to our Partners: Let's Give Students and Teachers Time
..."That’s why the Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two years, during this transition."
Profile: Alberto M. Carvalho --A 24-Year Climb to the Summit
Report: It Will Cost $3.2 Billion To Upgrade Schools To Wireless Internet
American Students Ahead of the Curve on PISA Problem Solving Scores
data released today from the 2012 international assessment, on average
15-year-old students from the United States showed a greater degree of
proficiency in problem solving, in particular on tasks for which they
are required to uncover information in order to solve the problem, than
their peers from other countries.
Equalize Charter, District Schools
The three schools with the least similar
demographics to the county also dismiss students for grades and low
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores.
Lakeland Ledger Op-Ed
Miami Schools Chief: Selection Of New Test Is ‘Insufficient’
Florida Educators Face Unknown Destination As They Wait On Test Decision
....But Pasco County Assistant Superintendent Amelia Van Name Larson said
the late decision is one reason why the state should temporarily suspend
using test results to determine school grades and teacher ratings
during the transition. Van Name Larson agreed with a state superintendents association plan — which is also supported by the Florida PTA.
Florida Senate panel takes steps to simplify school grading formula
Tampa Bay Times
St. John's County Superintendent Letter to Teachers re: Release of VAM data
Editorial: Get grades right
Our Opinion: Lawmakers address school grades
Florida School Superintendents Sound Off On What They Want From Legislature In 2014
Want to Look Great on Global Education Surveys? Test Only the Top StudentsBloombergBusinessWeek
Ranking the states on NAEP – while taking socioeconomics into account
Bridge to Tomorrow
What A School Grade Means To Parents
"A school grade, in no way, accurately conveys the quality of education
provided to children. There is no emphasis on critical thinking skills,
creativity, ethics, logic and an appreciation for learning."
Researcher: Florida District Schools Outperform Charter Schools On Average