LA Ed Officials Expect Increase in Number of Schools Receiving an F on School Report Cards

LA Ed Officials Expect Increase in Number of Schools Receiving an F on School Report Cards

October 18, 2017

Education officials in Louisiana expect the number of schools receiving an F on state school report cards to increase by 57 percent in 2018, and schools with an A designation will decrease 38 percent due to a new rating system. This reworking of the state’s school grading mechanism “stems in part from changes sparked by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.” Those who support the changes say that it is a good compromise, but the new system was approved without the support of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, Louisiana School Boards Association, and Louisiana Association of Principals. Critics “contend the public will be jolted when top-rated schools suddenly drop a letter grade or more.”