Good Ideas For Inhibiting School Growth (postscript)
So how'd it all workout? The results of all those good ideas (I, II, III, IV?) What kind of tangible, quantitative results do we have to show for all the undermining, all the fear-mongering, all the focus-diverting?
- API -23 points, the school's largest decline in the API era, coming in below 700 for the first time since 2005.
- Failure to make AYP for the first time since 2002, with proficiency rates below 1/3 for the first time since 2005.
Not much here anybody should be proud of, not much anybody should be doing told-ya-so about, but maybe, just maybe, a cautionary tale.