Kyle Stokes at Impact Indiana has a post reporting that Gov. Pence wants to keep issuing the A-F grades that former Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Bennett tampered with.
The problem is that these grades lack all credibility. There was always skepticism about the metrics behind those grades. Now that there is a history of rigging the system to make sure favored schools get good grades; that skepticism has proven justified. Before continuing with the charade of “accountability,” the State should announce just what it is they intend to measure, announce the metrics, and collect data for a period of time to determine whether the measurements, in fact, reliably reflect whatever it is they are supposed to reflect. You know, hypotheses, repeatability, peer review; all that good stuff.