Red Clay’s Conrad In Violation Of Board Resolution On Parent Opt-Out of Smarter Balanced Assessment

The Conrad Schools of Science just came out with their 2016 Choice Application, and sure enough, it has a twelve point rubric.  Two of the points are based on the student’s Smarter Balanced Assessment math score.  If a student was opted out by his parents, what happens with this rubric?  And so it begins.  Expect to see more of this from certain Delaware schools.  Didn’t the Red Clay board pass an opt-out resolution last Spring indicating no student would be penalized for opting out?  I believe they did.  Sounds like Superintendent Merv Daugherty needs to have a talk with this magnet school…

4 thoughts on “Red Clay’s Conrad In Violation Of Board Resolution On Parent Opt-Out of Smarter Balanced Assessment

  1. “Didn’t the Red Clay board pass an opt-out resolution last Spring indicating no student would be penalized for opting out?”

    Did RCCSD’s Board ever codify that resolution into policy? Aren’t resolutions more a statement of “we support you but can’t/won’t intercede should something run counter to the resolution” whereas policies have enforcement power?

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  2. Or it could be written up as an administrative memo, which is a directive from the super to the principals. A lot of things Red Clay does are in fact enacted by administrative memo. With the board resolution there is ample backing for a memo. Not Merv’s style though.

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  3. On second thought, maybe I am misunderstanding administrative memos. I believe they have to cite a specific policy. So the Conrad issue is something to take up with the board.

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  4. Pingback: Parents Who Opted Out, No Need to Worry When Filling Out Red Clay Choice Applications Which Require Spring Smarter Balanced Scores | DelawareFirstState

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