Our education system relies heavily on the bell curve – averages, percentiles, and class rankings. But how well do grades and tests measure how a child is actually performing in school? Are they the best indicator of success – or just one of many models?
We joined our client in Indianapolis to survey the parents of American students to unpack their perceptions of the current system. With more and more families turning to nontraditional schools, was it simply a preference for a smaller, more controlled learning environment? Or is there a broader issue of trust with the way we tend to measure our students’ progress?