A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system. (HB618)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; individual school performance grading system. Delays from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2017, the date by which the Board of Education is required to implement the A to F individual school performance grading system. The bill requires the Board to report individual school take into account certain additional factors in assigning grades including all state mandated assessments; any assessment developed by the relevant local school board; student mobility; the experience and qualifications of staff; cost and funding per pupil; extracurricular activities; and parental engagement and satisfaction levels. The bill also requires the Board to make the system and grades available to the public in a format which allows for a comparison of similarly situated schools in terms of percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, percentage of English language learners, local funding beyond what is required by the composite index, student mobility, and any other category the Board deems appropriate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101599D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Education