INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speaker
of the Indiana House says he expects legislators will order a review of
the state's A-F grading scale for individual schools.
Differing bills that would have
done so failed to advance by House and Senate deadlines this week, but
Republican Speaker Brian Bosma says lawmakers will take up the issue again
this legislative session.
Bosma says he believes most
legislators believe the state Board of Education needs to make changes to
the A-F grading system that was first used in 2011.
Many local school officials have
complained about the grading system, and Democratic state schools
Superintendent Glenda Ritz made replacing it a top campaign issue last
The A-F scale was backed by
former Superintendent Tony Bennett despite opposition from Indiana Chamber
of Commerce and others.