AYP scores giving you the blues? The author of the May/June Speaking Out article says principals shouldn’t allow school-accountability labels bring them down. “Rather than fear the label, today’s building leader should embrace the realities and seek to lead in a climate that is desperately craving instructional leaders and role models for the school community to follow,” writes William Sterrett.
Sterrett, a former principal, goes on to explain that a school’s inability to attain adequate yearly progress (AYP) does not accurately portray the successes realized in classrooms. How much weight does your district or community put on labels despite your school’s improvements?