Texas Lawmakers Approve A-F Grades for Public Schools

By Morgan Smith

A controversial plan to start assigning public schools A-through-F grades cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature on Sunday.
House Bill 2804 now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Approved as part of a bill making larger changes to the state's accountability system — including reducing the role student assessments play in measuring public school performance — the legislation would replace the state's current system of rating schools as "met standard" or "needs improvement." The A-through-F grades would start in the 2016 school year.


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