For some reason, my hopes are not high.
Let's review the language from the superintendent's [cough]apology[cough]. Do you see anything here that suggests that they will:
Ensure Definitions Are Clear ‐ We need to be crystal clear around the definitions of the performance measures in our district scorecard and school reports and make adjustments in language as necessary.But they are in no hurry to make those changes. They can wait until Wednesday.
Proactively Communicate with Stakeholders – It is our responsibility to ensure the community understands our district scorecard and school reports.Again, this can wait. There's no hurry.
We are responding to community feedback and sharing what we learn together about how to improve the way we measure and report on our progress.This is a bad decision. Instead of making it clear that they are measuring student progress relative to other students, they should instead measure student progress relative to the Standards.
Adjusting the language for the student gains measure to be clear that this is a measure of gains relative to students' academic peers
Preparing our community for changes in how we report on advanced learning, based in part on their feedback with suggestions for improvement.I'm not sure what this means. It appears that they are going to announce that changes are coming in advance of making the changes. What we really want them to do is count APP- and Spectrum-eligible students in ALOs as advanced learners in their schools.
No. There is nothing in the public statements by the District that give me cause to believe that they are going to follow an honorable path.