New School Grading System
There will be a new way the state board of education assign grades to schools and school districts. The board voted to approve the new scoring level system Thursday. Last month the board discussed a potential plan to assign A’s to the top 10 percent of schools and districts that led to an outcry from critics who said that would limit the number of schools who could earn that grade. State officials say that was a misunderstanding and the school board will in fact award A’s to as many schools and districts reach the needed scoring. Letter grades are expected to be released on October.