The following is the third of a multi-point field report from a LYS Principal.

Reality: Academically Unacceptable + 1 extra student per sub-pop = Acceptable.  This is a simple formula that will keep you out of the news.  As long as there is a good perception and no bad press due to accountability scores, the school is considered good and leadership has little to worry about in most districts.

SC Response The formula works, if you use it to buy time to improve performance, for all students.  The formula fails when the campus loses the +1, and then blames that group of students. 

The critical factor remains… Leadership.

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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