The Amarillo Pioneer

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Texas House Passes Bill Changing School Grading System

Today, the Texas House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would change the grading system for Texas schools.

According to the Texas Tribune, the House voted for an overhaul of the current grading system. Two years ago, the pass/fail ranking system was changed to an A-F system. The grades are given in five categories.

Under the new bill, only three categories would be graded (student achievement, student progress, school climate). Districts will also be able to use locally selected exams as a measuring stick, instead of the STAAR test.

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