New grading scale for West Virginia Schools
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A new accountability system to grade schools is being introduced in West Virginia.
On Wednesday, students from West Virginia University's Reed College of Media gave a presentation to the West Virginia Board of Education to highlight and recap the new system and give key communication strategies.
The A-F grading scale will now be used to show where schools are succeeding and areas that need improvement.
According to a release, giving schools letter grades like students are given will ensure that parents, students, educators and communities understand how their schools are performing.
Annually, every public school will earn a letter grade.
Elementary and middle schools will be graded on a 1200-point scale, while high schools will be graded on a 1500-point scale.
Descriptions of each letter grade are as follows:
A: Schools with Distinctive student performance
B: Schools with Commendable student performance
C: Schools with Acceptable student performance
D: Schools with Unacceptable student performance
F: Schools with Lowest student performance
Grades are set to be publicly released next week.
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