New Plan for Assessing Michigan's Schools

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's superintendent is dropping a plan to give a letter grade to every public school and instead will issue a report card showing indicators such as each school's proficiency on the state exam. Superintendent Brian Whiston had intended to develop the A-F grading system. But two officials who were briefed by Whiston tell The Associated Press that the state Department of Education's default accountability plan will be a "dashboard" format with no grades.