State releasing latest school, district grades
BATON ROUGE - State education officials will release Thursday the latest evaluations of public schools and school districts - including letter grades that take into account student achievement on state standardized tests and additional measures of student success.
State Superintendent of Education John White says the grading system has been revamped to make it easier for parents to understand.
He also says the new grades put more emphasis on development of skills that students will use after high school.
Among the changes, scores for the ACT college preparation test - which all high school students are now required to take - are a factor in school and district performance scores.