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2013 House Bill 5112: Create “letter grade” rating system for schools
  1. Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on October 29, 2013, to require the Department of Education to create a system of assigning letter grades (“A” to “F”) to each public school, based on its performance and student growth. The bill would also allow districts to make a particular school exempt from the rating by designating it as an “alternative education campus,” if most of the students are very low performing, have a history of serious psychological behavioral disorders, are homeless, or meet certain other criteria.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on October 29, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on December 4, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-7) be adopted and that the bill then pass.