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Senate Passes Campus A-F Ratings Bill, Sends to House

03.30.15 — After much discussion, the Senate passed SB 6 today with a vote of 20 to 10. The bill would require Texas campuses to receive A-F performance ratings rather than ratings of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable.

Two amendments were made to the bill. One requires the commissioner of education to provide campus and district grades for each indicator used to develop the overall letter grade. The other delays implementation until 2017-18 so that it would follow a review of the accountability system called for by Senate Education Committee Chair Larry Taylor’s SB 1200.

SB 6 now goes to the House for consideration.