Does the new Ohio school report card system penalize schools for diversity?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The grades are intended to answer the question, “Is every student in a school succeeding regardless of race, income or disability?”

But some school leaders are concerned that the way the state measures how well schools close the achievement gap penalizes schools that are becoming more diverse.

“This is supposed to make it easier to understand the quality of education you’re getting in your children’s school district but it really feels very much like diverse, impoverished school districts are being set up,” said Amy Crouse, associate superintendent in the Princeton school district near Cincinnati.

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