Public schools in Georgia are preparing to receive number grades on their performance. Tuesday marks the debut of the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The new system is meant to be a more comprehensive measure of a school's performance.
The Georgia Department of Education plans to give parents a detailed look at schools' performance. The department will release grades for schools and districts under a new system meant to go beyond just standardized tests.
Georgia schools would be given letter grades based on how their students perform under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The legislation is modeled after a similar system in Florida created by former Gov. Jeb Bush.