School Grading Talking Points

A request was made for talking points to share with parents regarding the problems with the current law.  Talking points include:

  • The Education Community had nothing to do with this Bill
  • Assessments are based on faulty information
  • High performing schools will have a difficult time getting an A because there is no way to show growth
  • This system highly penalizes Title 1 schools and those schools with high populations of special needs students
  • Low scoring schools will have negative economic impact on communities
  • There are no benefits or consequences to this grade.  What is the purpose of the grade? 
  • There are no resources available for failing schools