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State Finalizing Plan To Give All Michigan Public Schools A To F Grade

Report cards carrying A to F grades have long been a fact of life for students. Now, Michigan’s schools could soon receive them, too.

The Michigan Department of Education is finalizing a new accountability system that would assign schools an A to F grade based upon standardized tests scores, graduation rates, whether students with a limited grasp of English are making progress and other factors.

However, at least one big question remains: how much weight should be given to each category?