Friday, August 21, 2009

Are We Really Data Driven?

DeKalb County School Watch blog has raised the same "show me the data" question about Springboard that Hillsborough raised years ago.

College Board "promotes" Springboard as Rigor and readiness for AP® and college success and provides select research summaries to support the program.

In all honesty, has our District generated any Springboard related data?

Am I the only one who suspects the District of selectively using data?

Do our leaders have the integrity to pull the plug on an ineffective program in time to avoid really damaging our kids?

Will those parents of "average and above average students" continue to acquiesce to the needs of the "below average" demographic?

Remember a level playing field provides no challenging hills or mountains.