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Don't base it all on scores


January 3, 2019

The Alabama Department of Education recently released its annual 'Report Card' for school systems and schools across the state and our personal feeling is those scores released are as worthless as the paper they are written on.

We'll admit that we don't know all the factors that go into the mathematical equation that determines whether a school or a system receives an A, B, C, D or F. Our bet is the majority of the score comes from some standardized tests that determine students' learning.

We agree with Escambia County School Superintendent John Knott that what's going on in the individual...

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