A Discussion: Can School Grades Distort Actual Performance?
“The latest progress reports for New York City elementary and middle schools came out last week, and many parents are baffled to see some of the city’s top-performing schools getting “C’s” and “B’s.”
“Proponents say, the “A” to “F” grading system is one of the best ways to get parents to pay attention, but critics say that the city’s over emphasis on test performance skews the grades, making them unreliable for judging the quality of a school. If these progress reports are not reliable, what is the purpose of them?…”
Read more of “Making the Grade in New York City” from the New York Times.