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Editorial | Island Voices

A school’s success can’t be measured through rankings

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    “Time and again, media say that the only way to “understand” what’s going on is to rank schools — when it’s just the opposite. It’s a superficial label that has no inherent value,” writes Keith Hayashi, Hawaii’s interim schools superintendent.

Schools are not defined by a single measure, whether a single test score or composite measure that sums up multiple measures into a single score or label. Read more

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