Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement following the State Board of Education’s new A-F grading system for K-12 schools:
“Kudos to the Arizona State Board of Education for its adoption today of a new A-F grading system for K-12 schools.
“Thanks to this new system, parents and taxpayers will soon have a reliable indicator of school quality.
“The new system smartly reflects evidence of student learning, while ensuring activities such as earning college credit, learning a trade and other non-test indicators matter, too.
“Regardless of where a school’s students start out, the new system measures the school’s impact on student learning over time.
“An easy-to-understand school grading system is an absolute requirement for sound educational policy. We applaud the State Board of Education for its diligence over the last several months.”