YAKIMA, Wash.-- The State Board of Education met in Yakima today to discuss changing the way schools are evaluated.
Right now, the state rates a school based only on overall test scores. The board is looking at possibly changing that to a measure of how much student scores improve from year to year.
Some board members say it's a better way to measure how well a school is doing.
"If you have a community where perhaps you have a lot of low income students... Maybe students who speak a different language as their native language... You know they're all gonna come into school at the same starting point," says Board member Mary Jean Ryan.
The board has not decided whether they'll adopt the changes. If they do, it will still take a few years to implement them.