School Ratings Tag

Arizona Unveils Temporary School Rating Plan

Breanna Edwards reports for the Arizona Daily Star that Arizona has “decided how it will adapt its hotly debated A-F letter grading system” for districts that choose to stop using the AzMerit assessment. The State Board of Education will evaluate growth based on student subgroup...

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Michigan School Rating System Running Afoul of ESSA

Jennifer Chambers reports for the Detroit News that “Michigan’s new A-F school rating system conflicts with federal law and the state’s federal education plan, officials at the Michigan Department of Education said.” According to MDE spokesman Martin Ackley, “the department has received guidance from the Michigan Attorney...

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Texas Letting Districts Rate Themselves

When Texas “rolled out its new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act late last year, local superintendents en masse sent letters home to their students’ parents telling them that the letter grade report cards were flawed, simplistic evaluations of their schools,” writes Daarel...

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