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Auburn schools: Not Failing

Screen shot 2013-08-02 at 12.01.14 PMIn accordance with a new law Alabama schools must now be ranked based on reading and math skills.

The state Department of Education is doing precisely what the law requires, just sharing the failing scores, and not announcing comparable results from non-failing schools. The new data doesn’t rank order non-failing schools either.

Some detractors of this aspect of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 say the process is further confused because there isn’t a test that yields a school’s grade when it comes to different grade levels. Two subjects, three tests and multiple grades were ground into sausage to generate a school’s score. There are a lot of moving parts.

al.com suggests:

“The end result is this: Over two decades of testing and labeling schools, never have Alabama educators released a list of troubled schools with greater consequences and less information.”

We do know two things. The new measure considers a school as failing if it has fallen in the bottom six percent statewide for at least three of the last six years.

The other thing we know is that no Lee County school makes that failing list.

You can see the state report here.

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