Brentwood, MRH Schools Look Not So Perfect Under New State Standards
Both districts scored perfect 14s recently. The new system is based on 100, and neither hit it.
Brentwood has earned a perfect 14 since 2006, according to superintendent David Faulkner. Missouri Department of Education information shows MRH reached 14 the past three years, and 11 the two before that. (See attached PDF.)
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports under the new, more rigorous scale, based on 100, Brentwood would score 97.9 and MRH an 81.8, based on current data.
A few districts reached 100, including Clayton, Kirkwood and Lindbergh. The St. Louis Public Schools were given a 22.5.
The new scores will eventually be used for accreditation, with a score of 70 being the minimum, the Post Dispatch reports.
The department plugged three years of data into a new system to give districts an idea of how they might fare — but officials stressed the report is strictly informational.
The new system will be used during the state’s annual look at district performance this summer, and ultimately will be used to determine accreditation. But most districts will not see a change in their classification until 2015, when the state has three years of data under the new standards.
Read the complete article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.