More Changes Considered for Ranking Schools

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Even before school and district report cards graded A-to-F are rolled out the first time, it's clear that lawmakers and education officials have a strong appetite for further changes to how schools are graded.

In a Thursday hearing, Mississippi Department of Education officials told lawmakers they expect to examine new ways of grading how much students learn and how high school graduation rates are measured.

They also promised that a measure of graduation rates would return, after being omitted from grades to be released next month.

It's not clear, though, if lawmakers will allow the department to complete changes before they step in next year.

A number of lawmakers expressed admiration for Florida's grading system, discussed by a representative of former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167327905 - wtok.com/a?a=167327905
Gray Television, Inc.