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New scores released for area schools
Leaders say index doesnt factor in English learners
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School leaders said they are glad more factors are being considered in rating schools, but the scores released Tuesday still don’t paint an accurate picture of what’s going on in schools with high numbers of students learning the English language. The College & Career Ready Performance Index rates schools on a 100-point scale, and the brand-new model this year is functioning as a new lens to look at old data, giving schools an opportunity to see how it works without any consequences. The new index is made up of 73 indicators of how a school is performing, and it replaces Adequate Yearly Progress, which judged schools on seven factors mostly related to test scores and gave schools a pass or fail grade.