So the STAAR scores have been basically flat for four years and a lot of people are in a tizzy about that little fact. There are a couple of simple explanations for this that I have discussed previously, so I won’t retread that ground.  Instead I just want to remind school leaders of one thing.

If everyone else’s scores are flat and your school improves by 2, 3 or 4 percentage points, your school is making exceptional gains. Even if it doesn’t feel like it and no one acknowledges it.  So quit freaking out.

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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