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Guv signs bill on letter grades for schools

Arizona’s public schools will get letter grades as the labels used on school achievement profiles under legislation signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer.

The state’s accountability program now uses word labels such as excelling, performing and failing to label schools based on test results and other data.

The legislation changes the current excelling label to an “A” letter grade, highly performing to “B,” performing to “C,” underperforming to “D” and failing to “F.”

Most schools now have either highly performing or performing labels. On the two ends of the scale, there are more excelling schools than failing ones.

Brewer signed the bill on Thursday. Its changes take effect in 2011.

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