“If a student enters third grade reading at a kindergarten level, he’s probably not going to reach proficiency in one year, no matter how great the teacher is. But if that student finishes third grade reading at a second grade level, he’s achieved two years of growth in just one. Those are big gains – and the first column on the new-look report card measures them. “
The fact that students entering 3rd grade reading at a kindergarten level… Hello?
“We lose the game, before we even start to play” – Lauryn Hill
English Learners Make Gains; Achievement Gap Persists For Missouri’s Black Students
How the Missouri education department measures student comprehension and school performance is complicated . The manual for determining a school’s