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State panel recommends new grade rules

1 year ago January 28, 2014 Jan 28, 2014 Tuesday, January 28 2014 Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:09:28 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A key state advisory panel voted 12-0 to revamp a policy that awards bonus points for low-achieving students in figuring grades for public schools.

The rule sparked controversy and questions in the fall when the state Department of Education announced that 28 percent of schools were rated D and F, down from 36 percent in the previous year.

Less clear was the fact that, under a new state policy, schools and school districts were awarded points on key tests for students showing significant gains even if their scores remained below grade level.

State Superintendent of Education John White told the School Accountability Commission on Monday that the policy is aimed at ensuring attention for struggling students as the state increases academic standards.

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