SCS/SB 521 - The State Board of Education must develop a simplified annual school report card for each school attendance center. Each school will be given a letter grade of A, B, C, D or F based on percentages identified in the act that corresponds to the percentage of points earned in each of the standards on the simplified annual school report card. Each school will be given an overall letter grade that reflects the percentage of points the school earned of all points available on the report card. Alternative schools will not receive a report card unless they specifically request one. Grades will not be assigned to schools if the number of students tested is smaller than the minimum sample size necessary based on professional practices for statistical reliability. The report card must also identify each school's performance as having improved, remained the same, or declined based on the prior year in terms of the letter grade and value.
This act is similar to a provision contained in SB 408 (2013).