State-issued letter grades for Arizona schools will likely be delayed

| August 30, 2017

By Hank Stephenson • Arizona Daily Star

Having already blown its original deadline to award schools A through F letter-grade ratings for this year, the Arizona State Board of Education plans to vote to extend the timeline.

The board on Monday, Aug. 28, will vote on a new timeline to issue the letter grades, giving board members another month to refine the formula used to calculate the grades.

The A through F labels have been on hiatus since Arizona switched from the AIMS assessment to the more difficult AzMERIT standardized test.

 The main issue holding the board up is that under the formula previously considered most schools are clumped together with similar scores, making it difficult to differentiate performance across schools.

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