Missouri’s New School Ratings Offer Broader Performance Picture

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A new rating system of public schools in Missouri draws broader distinctions among districts that had long been regarded as peers. The ratings are compiled by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and structured like a report card for school districts based on data such as state standardized test scores, attendance, graduation rates and whether students leave ready for college or careers. They are used to determine accreditation. This year’s new system gets rid of a 14-point scale and instead judges districts on the percentage earned on a points scale.

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