Vermont state board chair blasts U.S. Education Department’s ESSA draft accountability rule

Vermont state board chair blasts U.S. Education Department’s ESSA draft accountability rule

Source: Politico

The U.S. Education Department has received about 20,000 public comments on its draft accountability rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including a strongly worded letter from Vermont’s State Board Chair Stephan Morse.

Morse blasted the requirement that states come up with summative ratings, which are a concrete evaluation or score for schools.

Morse writes that the “result is an invalid measure with a false precision claiming to be transparent. Schools and students have many purposes which cannot be validly measured so simplistically … such single mushed-together ratings mask, rather than reveal, areas that need attention.”

Click here to view Morse’s letter.

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