Okla. House OKs bill to tweak A through F grading

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill to modify the A-through-F grading system for public schools in Oklahoma has easily passed the House.

The House voted 95-4 on Tuesday for the bill that recalculates how the grades are determined.

The bill would remove from the calculation 17 percent of the grade based on improvement of the lowest 25th percentile of students, and increase the calculation on learning gains in reading and math.

Based on a similar program in Florida, the A-through-F grading system was touted by Republican lawmakers as a way for parents to more easily determine how their local schools were performing.

But superintendents across Oklahoma have been critical of the system, particularly for the way it measures student improvement.

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