Project Educo Scorecards
How is the score generated? The best way to determine someone’s support (or lack thereof) or a student’s mastery of a subject is NOT by taking a snapshot of one major event or one vote. You must look at multiple data points over an extended period of time. We measure students over 6 weeks, semesters and full school years. Inside those grading periods, students will have many opportunities to prove knowledge (minor grades) and some opportunities to show mastery (major grades).
By utilizing continuous evaluation, someone may slip up on a quiz, may forget to turn their homework in, may even get big parts of a major project wrong. Each of those is one grade in the continuum. Then we start the next grading period, and things reset. The student who may have struggled in one six weeks can find their groove in the next, moving from a low C to a high B, or even an A.
That’s the philosophy that Project Ēdūcō leveraged for the 85th House Session and will be utilized for both the House and Senate in the 86th Session. Legislators get a clean slate to support Public Education.
Project Ēdūcō Scorecard
Project Ēdūcō is reviewing all of the education related bills filed to determine key bills to watch. As we move through the session, amendments to those bills will also be reviewed. Legislators can only receive points toward their score when the full body votes on key bills and amendments. There are no points for suggestions or proposals. No extra credit for sponsoring a bill. Just yes or no votes.
Bills or amendments will be divided into two groupings:
- Major grades (increase in per pupil spending or privatization of public funds)
- Minor grades (all other key education bills / amendments)
Pro Public Education Vote
A pro public education vote on a major grade will count toward the score three times. Minor grades are all other key education bills or amendments. A vote that is pro public education on a minor grade will be counted once.
To finalize the score, the number of points a legislator earns is divided by the total potential pro public education points. That’s it. Points earned / potential points.
The Project Ēdūcō scorecard is TRUE accountability. A score is not assigned, it’s earned.