Morris Herald-News – Troy, Coal City, Plainfield superintendents support new school rating system
Coal City is known as a blue-collar town with a heavy emphasis on the trades. But school standing in the eyes of the state had always relied on students’ performance in standardized tests. So the conventional rating system for Coal City schools never factored in student success in areas – like being good in the hands-on trades that offer multiple career opportunities – other than test-taking.
Public Act 99-193 Balanced Accountability Model
SUPPORT VISION 20/20 INITIATIVE FOR BALANCED ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL
The state should adopt a differentiated accountability model to focus on continuous improvement, recognize the diversity of struggling schools and eliminate achievement gaps across the state. This model would allow local flexibility, promote shared accountability, and be sensitive to local district improvements. We have worked with ISBE to arrive at agreed-upon language.
Last Action: 7/30/2015
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