A-F REFORM TIMELINE
• 2011: The state Legislature adopts the new A-F school grading system.
• Feb. 20: The state Education Department first proposes the rules for the grading system. A month of public comment follows.
• March 29: The state Board of Education approves the rules.
• April: State workers host a training seminar attended by about 300 superintendents. School leaders also received a technical guide, which explained how grades would be calculated.
• Aug. 15: Districts receive a “communications tool kit,” which explains how to communicate the A-F reforms to the
• Aug. 28: Preliminary grades are released to schools.
• Sept. 28: Districts finish submitting corrections to the data used to grade schools. In total, 834 errors were reported at 604 schools during the monthlong correction period.
• Monday: Grades are scheduled to be released, pending final approval by the state Board of Education.
SOURCE: State Education Department