Advocates Weigh in on NY’s Proposed Rating System

Advocates Weigh in on NY’s Proposed Rating System

July 11, 2017

Advocates argue that New York state’s “proposed rating system for reporting on how well schools serve specific ‘subgroups’ sends the wrong message… by creating uneven standards for students of different races, ethnicities and backgrounds.” Ian Rosenblum, executive director of EdTrust-NY, says “the methodology could create ‘uneven expectations for student performance.’” Other advocates are concerned that the ratings could be confusing to parents who do not speak English as a first language. A “revised draft of the plan will be provided to the state’s Board of Regents at its July meeting, and the final plan will be acted on by the Regents at their September meeting, according to department officials.”