Despite a lot of worry among educators, most Galveston County School districts came through their first full treatment under the state’s new A-to-F grading system fairly well.

Two districts earned A ratings and several others made strides from the first year under the new system.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com

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Jose' Boix

This Editorial statement; "Despite a lot of worry among educators, most Galveston County School districts came through their first full treatment under the state’s new A-to-F grading system fairly well." while factual is somewhat troublesome to me. Just consider that education is an important process, and as such we should be able to present/evaluate trending data to effectively track continuous improvement (or the lack of). Sadly, today's "grades" - as we normally have done - have been evaluated as single points. What would be more effective is to show our "tracks" comparatively speaking for at least 3 years (you must have 3 points to define a trend). This is the challenge. The one other point to consider is the effect on the education process by the varying percentage of Economically Disadvantage (Eco Dis) students we have in the 8 Galveston County school districts; just to show some numbers for 2019, Friendswood = 9.8%, Clear Creek = 28.7% and Texas City = 77.9%.

Just my thoughts.

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