West Virginia board scraps new school accountability system

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Board of Education has voted to stop using an accountability system that gives A through F grades to public schools.

The board on Wednesday followed through on a call from Gov. Jim Justice to scrap the school grading system that started in November. The vote means A-through-F grades for schools won't be released next fall.

Most of those grades were based on standardized test results.

The board says a new accountability system will be developed using "multiple measures." Board President Tom Campbell says the board wants to "evaluate the best solution for our schools and communities."

The A through F system had replaced one that put each school in one of six categories with a "success" ranking at the top and a "priority" ranking indicating areas requiring improvement.

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