by Scott Neuffer
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March 26, 2013
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State to grade high schools on graduation rate, college readiness

While the state’s new school evaluation system emphasizes academic growth in elementary and middle schools, it expects a more finished product by high school. Under the Nevada School Performance Framework, which has replaced No Child Left Behind, graduation and college/career readiness will account for more than student proficiency and growth when scoring high schools. Like elementary and middle schools, high schools will still receive a star ranking, ranging from one to five stars, based upon a weighted 100-point index. Unlike elementary and middle schools, where proficiency and growth account for 30 percent and 40 percent, respectively, of the total score, …

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