You know the grades you got in red pen on the upper corner of all your school assignments? The Tennessee Department of Education will stop the use of the A through F letter grades when it comes to themselves.
The state passed a law that mandated schools in Tennessee be given letter grades for parents to see how the schools in their district were doing. But it's been halted since it was supposed to take effect in 2016-17. And now it'll be halted again.
But why won't they use the same system on themselves that they give to kids on their tests? The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education says it's because of all the learning disruptions from Covid.
"This A-F letter grading accountability system should always reflect consistent and trustworthy information to families, and especially so in the inaugural year," Comissioner Penny Schwinn wrote in a memo.