Clean it up

3-21-16: We’re delighted to see another group rolling up its sleeves to learn about CMS. And the CMS Families United for Public Education, which has abandoned its narrower moniker of “for Neighborhood Schools,” may be heading in the right direction.

But its March 9 report, “Every Student. Every School. Every Day. Version 1.1” needs work. We’ll wait for version 2.1, or however many versions it takes.

Example: Version 1.1 attributes statistical phenomena to individual children, a no-no. An individual child moving from one school to another would not suddenly “be expected to slip 16 to 22 points” in end-of-grade test results, or rise 6-18 points either, just because of a move.