Mass. school evaluations called ‘unfair’

Mass. school evaluations called ‘unfair’

Fordham Institute states the obvious: DESE measures disadvantage schools with many high-needs students. “Achievement measures are strongly correlated with prior achievement — and given that low-income students tend to enter school far behind their peers, high-poverty schools are likely to fare poorly under such measures, no matter how good the school and its teachers are.”

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