States Consider Creative Indexes for Schools

 

"If the only public measurement of your school is a standardized test, then schools have every incentive to teach to the test. The index is a tool to get to what is happening in the classroom."
 
In "Schools Mulling Creativity Indexes for Schools" in Education Week, Eric Robelen looks at three states that are considering adopting an Index that measures opportunities for creativity and innovation in schools.  
 
"At a time when U.S. political and business leaders are raising concerns about the need to better nurture creativity and innovative thinking among young people," Massachusetts, California (SB 789 Price) and Oklahoma are "exploring the development of an index that would gauge the extent to which schools provide opportunities to foster those qualities."