The troubles with school performance profiles are…

Lots of things.

The Lancaster Newspaper published the school report cards on December 12th. The newspaper received a number of letters to the editor (here’s one) and public critique via social media suggesting that their coverage of the report cards didn’t sufficiently address the limitations of the scores or offer a broader context for and interpretation of what they might mean.

A colleague of mine invited me to sit with the reporter who wrote the original article. As a result of that interview, the reporter published a follow-up article that includes one of my suggestions about how we might consider a school’s effectiveness.