Georgia bewildered parents with its ponderous College and Career Ready Performance Index that distills an array of factors into a single numerical rating. Parents had to decipher growth from performance and then figure out the extra bonus points.
Along with a CCRPI score assigned through the Department of Education, Georgia schools now earn an A-F grade through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, a vestige of the now vanquished Opportunity School District. The OSD would have been populated by schools that earned an F rating from GOSA.
Even though the OSD proposal was killed by voters, the grading plan is apparently still alive.
The governor’s office thinks the new grading system offers “parent-friendly, concise reports” but the state’s largest teacher organization thinks the grading system is ineffective.
A recent Education Next forum looked at how states should design their accountability systems, and focused on the advantages and disadvantages of simplified and complex ways of grading schools.
— Education Next