New York City school systems are starting to roll out ratings for schools in the coming weeks, a first in the nation’s largest school district.
But it’s still unclear whether Pinellascook County Schools, a city-owned school system in the central Florida region, will have the same level of transparency as other local schools.
The new system, set to launch in September, will allow parents to report problems with a school, or to request a school’s rating.
Pinellacook school officials have said they want to keep the ratings simple, but are concerned that parents may be less likely to report complaints if the system is more opaque than it needs to be.
Some critics have been concerned that Pinellaccook is simply a proxy for the broader system.
That’s because the rating system relies on data collected from the district’s computer system, rather than from the schools themselves, to create a rating.
Pinesaccook schools are not part of the central system, but it would be possible to create new ratings if needed.
But many Pinellachas parents have expressed concerns that the system isn’t transparent enough.
They’ve called it an attempt to “hide the bad apples,” according to the New York Times.
In a letter sent to the Pinellawas School Boards Association, Pinellassays school system’s principal, Mike Naylor, defended the ratings.
He said the system “has been developed with the goal of providing an objective and objective rating system that will provide schools with a sense of trust.”
Pinellassay has a total of more than 10,000 school children.
In the letter, Naylor also defended the school system, saying that its ratings “are based on the quality of the schools that students attend.”
But critics are concerned about the rating systems’ transparency.
The Pinellashas School Board Association said that transparency will only be maintained if parents are able to access the ratings directly.
The district, which is not part.
of the system, has said it plans to create its own ratings system to be able to track the quality and performance of schools.
That system will be updated annually, and will be free of charge to Pinellastates residents, Narrow said.
Pinella schools have a reputation for having low student achievement.
That was the case until Pinellasses ratings system was created in 2014, according to a New York Post story.
But some critics say that the ratings system isn`t transparent enough to be effective.
The ratings system is part of a broader push to increase transparency at schools, and make the system more effective, said Daniel W. DePasquale, a professor of education at Columbia University who specializes in school ratings.
The system is also an example of why the ratings are important, said DePascuelo, a former president of the New Jersey Education Association.
“We need to see the quality metrics and how they’re being used,” he said.
“The quality of these ratings is going to be the ultimate test of whether the system works, and whether we are going to have the best schools in New Jersey,” he added.