The Growth Vs. Proficiency Debate

The Growth Vs. Proficiency Debate
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Some eyes may have glazed over at Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing when Minnesota Sen. Al Franken asked about her views on student growth versus proficiency. The former comedian may have asked the wonkiest question of the night but his comments are incredibly important for understanding how to judge schools.

Specifically, Franken wanted DeVos to explain her “views on the relatively advantage of assessments and using them to measure proficiency or growth.”

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