Albertson Foundation keeps backing student tracking system

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundations is sticking with its support of a computerized system meant to track student performance, despite criticism from some school districts that the system is flawed, Idaho Education News reports.

But the foundation says it will hand out funding  as “measurable benchmarks” are achieved.

Foundation officials are set to pay $4.5 million, the last of a $21 million grant that the foundation paid to pilot the system.

Schoolnet got a poor review before a K-12 interim Legislative committee in September. Officials in Meridian School District, the state’s largest district, said the program sits idle much of the time because Meridian officials don’t trust the data on it.

The foundation called it a “viable” system that has a good track record in other states, Idaho Education News reported.

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