Counting What Counts

When we test the minimum expectations (e.g. Alg I and English I), then we organize our schools around those minimal standards. To raise the expectations for our schools, we need to be accountable for higher standards - students taking advanced coursework; students performing in the arts; students active physically; students prepared for citizenship.
See "Counting What Counts," my column in the Herald-Sun, for a critique of our current approach to school assessment.