The A-F system of accountability moves another step toward being more abstract and a step away from concrete. State officials argue it’s more transparent than ever while some educator advocates say it oversimplifies important metrics, can mislead parents and is actually less transparent. Those who think the A-F is more transparent have not asked, “What does that “A” stand for”? read more arw

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath described the A-F system as the “fairest” Texas has ever used. Morath said while other letter grade accountability systems are often criticized for having a strong correlation between failing grades and poverty, he believes Texas’ system does not. view article arw