By Andrew Pillow
Indianapolis may be implementing a new type of grading system in the near future. The new system will seek to improve on the controversial A-F letter grade system, which critics say is too narrow of a metric to determine school quality.
The description of the new effort via Chalkbeat says:
Indianapolis Public Schools, in partnership with The Mind Trust and the mayor’s office, are developing “equity reports” that will use different kinds of school data to better inform parents and community members about the quality of roughly 100 schools in the city — both IPS schools and mayor-sponsored charter schools. The new reports will have much more information than the state-issued letter grades, which currently consider little more than student test scores.
While the new system is still in development, the hope is that the “equity reports” will give a more holistic view of schools to families.
Read more about the new effort here.