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Do Subgroup Accountability Measures Affect School Ratings Systems?

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Now wait a minute. I am struggling with the idea that growth measures are substantially better than standardized test scores as a measure of student achievement. If standardized test scores are confounded by out of school factors, then why are we to assume that growth measures aren't as well, especially when the correlation between the two types of assessment are so high?

NCLB hasn't been the mainstay and useful tactic Bush thought it would be. This DOES sound like an argument against using subgroup growth measures, which I can't comprehend the reasoning behind. However, super interesting post. its nice to read about research like this and on other communities for us educators such as educationweek, speedreadinfo.com, and homeroom that explore how education and it's undersides. Would like to get your feedback on technology and its affect on testing.

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