AUTHOR: JEREMY HIDALGO AND SHYANNE MILLER
It is that time of year again—the release of Smarter Assessment and SAT results. The Delaware Department of Education officially released data in late July. While reactions were mixed (see the official release from DDOE, as well as The News Journal’s reaction), we tried to look behind the numbers to shed a bit more light on the results.
We should focus on the whole student, not just the test. Statewide test scores are important, but they are just one of many indicators of student success. While Delaware makes progress across other areas (like graduation rates, early college and career experience, workforce participation), there continues to be a need for cultivating the social and emotional development of our students. To see more on how social and emotional learning can impact students, check out our Social and Emotional Learning page.
How in the F can you focus on the whole student when millions of dollars are pissed away on a test seeded by corporate America ? The problem with Delaware’s public education is rooted in the Rodel political high jacking of local politicians.
If DSEA really wants to move in the right direction and return control of our public schools to the public they my cut all ties with Rodel.