Louisiana moves forward with plan to hold schools accountable with new grading system

Louisiana is preparing to hold K-12 schools accountable by overhauling their grading system to raise achievement standards.

A state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee approved a new grading plan on Tuesday, with a full board vote set for Wednesday, a state Department of Education spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

While a similar measure failed two years ago, Louisiana Department of Education deputy chief of communication Ted Beasley told the Washington Examiner that “items approved during committee tend to gain final approval during the full board meeting, but the plan will not be approved until the full board votes again tomorrow.”

Louisiana’s school accountability system assigns letter grades to the performances of schools and school systems. According to state Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley, the current accountability standards set a low bar for
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