Changes coming to A through F grading
OKLAHOMA CITY—The controversial A through F grading system that is used to measure the progress of Oklahoma schools may be changing.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 1658 that will recalculate those grades.
Superintendents across the state have been displeased with the system since it was announced last year.
“Providing the best education for our children should always be a priority,” said Rep. Lee Denney. “This percentage increase in the ranking system will ensure fairer rankings and show which schools need to focus more on their mathematics and reading curriculums.”
Previously, 17 percent of the ranking of a school was based on the improvement in reading and math tests of the lowest quarter of students.
The new bill now requires that the 17 percent be increased to 34 percent.