What Being an “A”-Rated District Entails

By: Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor)
Did you know that St. John’s County has received an A grade for the last nine years in a row?  Maybe you did. But what exactly does that mean?  Jackie Pappas believes it comes from “attention to students’ success so overall scores increase and opportunities become more available.”  However, she also said that it places more of an importance on test scores than the information the students are able to retain in…

By Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor)

Did you know that St. John’s County has received an A grade for the last nine years in a row?  Maybe you did. But what exactly does that mean?  Jackie Pappas believes it comes from “attention to students’ success so overall scores increase and opportunities become more available.”  However, she also said that it places more of an importance on test scores than the information the students are able to retain in the future.  For more information on what qualifies a district as A-rated (spoiler alert: a lot of it is test scores!) and what the A-rated schools all seem to have in common.

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