Urgency to Improve?


During the last several weeks, statewide testing results for individual districts have been released. These are the annual MEAP scores in Michigan. There were definitely some bright spots to boost hopefulness about education in our public schools.

But as I visit a number of districts with greater “pain points” in Math and ELA, I get a sense that there is no immediacy to solving the problems of poor student performance. One administrator told me that they are leaving these decisions up to individual buildings to decide their course of action to improve. Isn’t that odd?