Referred to Committee
March 8, 2013
March 6, 2013(Key vote)
Title: Establishes a Grading System for Schools
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that establishes a grading system for schools.
Requires the Board of Education to designate schools with 1 of the following grades, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year (Sec. 1):
“A” for schools making excellent progress;
“B” for schools making above average progress;
“C” for schools making satisfactory progress;
“D” for schools making less than satisfactory progress; and
“F” for schools failing to make adequate progress.
Requires the Board to determine the grade of a school using measures of performance which include, but are not limited to, increases in student achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science and the reduction in student achievement gaps (Sec. 1).
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to annually report each school district’s grade to the governor and legislature (Sec. 1).
Requires any school district with at least 1 school designated as an "F" school to be considered a “required action district” (Sec. 1).
Requires any school district considered a “required action district” to receive state funding to implement a “required action plan” that will achieve significant educational improvements (Sec. 1).