Erasing the Past
Did you know that at this moment, the only school or district accountability reports you can access on the SDE’s website are the A-F Report Cards from 2012? Here we are halfway through October, and the 2013 reports aren’t available. Also, as I found out yesterday, nothing prior to 2012 is available.
To refresh your memory, from 2001-2011, school accountability was measured on a 1500 point scale know as the Academic Performance Index (API). People who thought numbers are too hard to understand decided we needed an easier system. Plus, Jeb Bush loves him some A-F!
When you go to the SDE page for API scores and try to search for any information, you get this message:
The State Department of Education is currently reviewing historial assessment and accountability reports to ensure compliance with the new Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act.
Some sites on this web page may be temporarily disabeled until compliance is ensured.
Nothing says accountable and transparent like a message that tells you there’s nothing to see here. And typos.