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October 2, 2019
Indiana state board approves, then quickly reverses ‘nuclear’ change in A-F school grades
In an effort to reign in how the state rewards student improvement on its standardized exam, the board initially approved a cap on so-called growth scores.
September 5, 2019
What students do after graduating could determine their high school’s rating
High schools in Indiana may soon be rated on what their students do after graduation — instead of just on how many of them pass state tests and earn a diploma.
August 28, 2019
As low ILEARN scores loom, McCormick wants to change how Indiana evaluates schools, teachers
With fresh urgency, State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick renewed her call for reforming how Indiana grades schools.
Assessment and testing
August 26, 2019
ILEARN scores are expected to be low. Holcomb, McCormick don’t want that to hurt teacher pay, school grades.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on legislators to take action to protect teachers from being negatively affected by 2019 ILEARN scores.
August 13, 2019
State officials: No A-F letter grades for Michigan schools by Sept. 1
A new law requires the Michigan Department of Education to issue letter grades by Sept. 1, but that isn't going to happen, officials say.
March 26, 2019
Last minute addition of A-F grading system by Michigan lawmakers may not meet federal guidelines
As deadline looms for rollout of A-F school accountability law in Michigan, new guidance says it conflicts with federal rules
Making the grade
March 18, 2019
City commission moves forward with A-F grades for Detroit schools, bucking new state rating system
In moving ahead with A-F school grades, a Detroit city commission is defending its idea of what a good school looks like, bucking Michigan's grading system.
March 12, 2019
As deadlines loom for Michigan’s A-F law, state education leaders to request a delay
The controversial A-F letter grading system means Michigan now has two ways to hold schools accountable.
rethinking the reprieve
February 18, 2019
Indiana lawmakers take step to eliminate generous ‘growth-only’ grades for all schools, not just those in IPS
Indianapolis Public Schools stands to be one of the districts most affected by the bill if it passes into law.
February 6, 2019
A new plan could drop test scores and graduation rates from Indiana high school grades
Rep. Bob Behning, chairman of the committee, said the bill was intended to give the Indiana State Board of Education more leeway in designing the school rating system.
January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
January 9, 2019
Could Michigan’s new A-F law cost the state federal funding?
It's been controversial from the start. But now there are questions about whether Michigan's new A-F law could cost the state federal funding.
December 19, 2018
Michigan schools are close to getting A-F grades. Here’s what to expect.
A new school accountability system for Michigan schools that requires A-F letter grades is almost official. The Michigan Senate passed the…
School letter grades
December 13, 2018
Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.
A bill that would mandate an A-F letter grading system would mean a new way of holding schools accountable, but it's garnered criticism
December 5, 2018
GOP power grab — or path to better schools? Lame-duck votes could shift some Michigan education powers
A proposed education accountability commission would take on some powers currently held by state elected officials.
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