Bill Montford, a state senator and CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, says the state’s latest error in calculating school grades is a good reason to pause and assess the system.
“We’ve got teachers whose lives and students whose lives are impacted by an assessment system which is not accurate,” said Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriation Education Committee. “We’ve got to stop, stop and see where we are.”
Friday Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson informed school districts that recently announced annual grades for elementary and middle schools were wrong. The grades are based on students’ performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.