Alabama releases school report cards

The grades are based not just on the latest test scores, but how much students improve in reading and math from one year to the next.

Posted: Feb 1, 2018 12:34 PM
Updated: Feb 1, 2018 6:50 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Education has released the first report cards assigning letter grades to schools and school systems.

The department said Thursday that 76 percent of the state's 137 school systems received an A, B or C.

The cards are described as prototypes since the process is still being tweaked. The grades are based not just on the latest test scores, but how much students improve in reading and math from one year to the next.

Legislators in 2012 voted to require A-F grades for schools and school systems. Federal law requires similar reports.

Rep. Terri Collins, who sponsored the 2012 law, said she was disappointed that it took so long, but she is pleased the information is available to parents.

Report cards can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2GFjVyW

Here are some local results:

Athens City - B
Decatur City - C
Huntsville City - C
Limestone County - B
Madison City- A
Madison County- B
Marshall County- C
Guntersville City - B
Ft. Payne City - B
Jackson County - C

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