Mississippi Sets New Score Levels for A to F School Grades - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Mississippi Sets New Score Levels for A to F School Grades

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi's Board of Education is approving a new scoring levels system for assigning A-to-F grades to schools and school districts. The Board voted to approve the system, clearing the way to release the letter grades on October 20.

Last month, the board had discussed a plan that would assign A's to the top 10 percent of schools and districts, which led to an outcry from critics who said the board was artificially limiting the number of schools who could earn that grade.

The department received 139 public comments about the plan, all negative. State officials, though, say that was a misunderstanding and that they instead will award A's to as many schools and districts as reach particular scoring levels in the state's rating system.

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