School Ratings Tag

Virginia’s School Ratings Waived for Second Year

Following the cancellation of state testing for the 2019-20 school year due to the spread of COVID-19, Virginia will waive its accreditation ratings for schools for the second year in a row. Data from the Virginia Standards of Learning tests, annually required by ESSA, typically...

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State Lawmakers Push for Changes to Kentucky’s School Rating System

Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill last week that would change the state’s brand-new accountability rating system. “If signed by the governor, the measure would scrap the state’s 1-year-old 5-star rating system, and replace it with a color-coded speedometer.” A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education noted...

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Kentucky Prepares to Roll Out Star Rating System

This fall, the Kentucky Department of Education will roll out its ESSA-based school rating system, reports Liz Schlemmer for WKY NPR. “Kentucky is designing its star system right now,” and the Kentucky Department of Education “has brought together a committee of superintendents and principals and...

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Michigan Will Have Two Accountability Systems…

“Michigan will have two separate accountability systems for its K-12 schools, which is the result of lame-duck legislation conflicting with federal education law,” writes Jennifer Chambers. “Michigan already had an accountability system in place under the Every Student Succeeds Act when state lawmakers in December passed a new state A-F accountability system...

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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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