Wash. Senate passes A-F school grade scale

Wash. Senate passes A-F school grade scale

Wash. Senate passes A-F school grade scale

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

   OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Senate has passed a measure to set up an A through F grade scale for K-12 schools.


   Under the bill approved Wednesday, the grading system would be set up as a pilot program in a handful of schools starting in the fall of 2013. After an evaluation, it would be implemented statewide the following year.


   Bill supporters say that it should be made plain when a school is failing.
   Opponents counter that it would be damaging and in many cases unfair to labelschools as failures.


   The measure passed by a 26-23 vote, with all but one Republican in favor and all but four Democrats opposed. It goes next to the House.


   The bill is among several K-12 education reform measures that the state Senate is considering.

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