Good accountability policy should be directly tied to student achievement outcomes, and it should be simple, transparent, and easy for parents to understand. Right now, Louisiana’s accountability system is confusing and overly complex. Instead of showing scores out of 100, we utilize a 150-point scale. A score of a 90, which looks good at first glance, really represents 60 percent of possible points. In any classroom in the state, that’s a failing grade, but we give schools an “A” at that level.

Louisiana needs Truth in Grading, so parents and communities know how schools are educating their children.