JACKSON, Miss.- New scoring levels for schools and school districts approved by the Mississippi Board of Education.
Schools are graded A-F, and the Board has decided to change the way they assign those letter grades as of Oct. 20.
Previously the board discussed only assigning A’s to the top 10 percent of schools and districts. However, after an outcry from many who apposed that idea the board decided not to move forward with that plan.
Those in opposition stated that this system would limit the number of schools who could earn the A grade.
139 comments, all negative, were received by the board and state officials said it was simply a miscommunication. They clarified their stance by saying instead they will award As to as many schools and districts that reach a specific scoring level within the rating system.