If you have kids in school, performance reports and school ratings could be more accessible and easier to understand under a measure presented by the House Education Committee.
Wrap: The House committee voted in favor of the measure that would require schools to be rated by letter grades on a scale of zero to one-hundred.
Cape Girardeu Representative Kathy Swan is the sponsor of the bill that would require the Department of Education to publish a simplified grading report on the performance of each public school.
Swan says the simplified report would make it easier for all to understand.
|Description: "So by translating it into letter grades it makes it much more understandable for parents and communities to know how their schools are doing and how students are learning in those schools."|
Parents could soon have easier access to information about the performance of their child's public school.
Wrap: The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would require the Department of Education to publish a simplified grading report on the performance of each public school.
The measure would require school's to be graded with a letter grade on a scale of zero to one-hundred. Principals of each school would be responsible for notifying parents and the community.
Republican Representative Steve Cookson, of Poplar Bluff, says the measure could be beneficial to students.
|Description: "Anytime we can engage those local communities we're going to get better results for our students."|
A school would not be penalized if the grades in the report are bad.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson