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October 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: A-F grades are coming. Here’s what they’ll look like
Good morning! A citywide education commission that will next year start giving A-F grades to every school in Detroit has…
Making the grade
October 25, 2018
New A-F grades in Detroit could be painful, but will give schools credit for improvement
A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity.
July 18, 2018
Tennessee will release TNReady test scores on Thursday. Here are five things to know.
This will be the biggest single-day release of state scores since the TNReady era began three years ago.
change of plans
June 11, 2018
With A-F grades off the table, Tennessee gets creative about rating its schools under federal law
Days of online testing problems this spring forced officials to toss out a new A-F grading system to rate the state's 1,700-plus public schools.
June 1, 2018
What the F? Here are the surprising ways failing grades helped New York City schools
The results provide new evidence that the now defunct A–F grading scale sparked improvements at underperforming schools.
February 13, 2018
State education officials prepare 0 to 100 index to measure schools, slam push for A-F grades
The new index will give each school a single number based on six factors, including test scores and graduation rates, the availability of classes like art and music, and proficiency rates for English learners
November 1, 2017
This year more Indiana school districts got As from the state
Overall, many districts’ grades stayed the same in 2017 as last year.
October 25, 2017
Want to be a good principal? Teach, an innovation school leader says.
Student passing rates on state tests jumped by 7.5 percentage points.
October 4, 2017
More Hoosier schools got As from the state in 2017. But most school grades didn’t change.
Compared to 2016, almost 25 percent of schools improved by one or more letter grades, and about 23 percent saw grades drop.
September 20, 2017
Indiana has a curious plan to sidestep federal rules — give schools two A-F grades next year.
Grades based on 2017 ISTEP tests that are set to come out next month, which schools have already seen, are not part of this change.
March 20, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers want to roll back A-F school grades before they’ve been given
Just a year after deciding that every school should get a single letter grade, Tennessee lawmakers are poised to take it back.
February 20, 2017
Schools with lots of transfer students say A-F labels don’t fit
The proposal would give schools a second A-F grade based just on the scores of students who have attended for at least a year.
January 11, 2017
Like schools, fewer Indiana districts got As in 2016
Although for individual schools, poor grades can bring consequences such as state intervention or takeover, for districts, there are no sanctions.
December 13, 2016
A-F grades are lower across Indiana. Here’s why IPS isn’t sweating its Fs
The days when the state would take over failing Indianapolis Public Schools appear to be over — at least for the foreseeable future.
December 13, 2016
Find your school’s 2016 A-F grade
The Indiana State Board of Education released 2016 A-F school grades at its meeting today.
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