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Virginia’s Letter Grades For Schools Get Delayed

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Virginia’s Letter Grades For Schools Get Delayed

You might remember that the General Assembly approved assigning a letter grade to every Virginia public school that summarizes how it job. The State Board of Education has delayed a vote on a grading arrangement until November. Supporters want to see a letter grade of “A” to “F” that would be based on standardized test scores and other categories. The sticking points include how to deal with kids who transfer to Virginia schools, and students who show limited English proficiency. The letter grades would roll out a year from now. UVA alumnus David Foster (pictured) is the President of the State Board of Education.