Sun. 9:14pm: Schools prepare for grading switch

A pair of local administrators said they are not overly concerned about changes the state has made to its academic evaluation system.

The new system went into effect with the 2012-13 state report card, which is scheduled to be released this month.

With the new system schools and districts are no longer being ranked Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch or Academic Emergency.

Instead, they are receiving letter grades A-F on several measurements.

Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar said he’s hopeful the new system will be easier for parents and community members to understand.

“I think the way the old system was set up people weren’t quite sure what was what,” he said. “But I think this might be a lot easier for everyone.”

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