A new color-coded scale to evaluate school performance will be launched Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Education, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The Michigan School Accountability Scorecards will give each school a color: Green, lime green, yellow, orange or red. Green indicates that most goals were met by the school, while red indicates that the school needs intervention.
The state will launch a new system for measuring school performance this week. Color-coded report cards for each school in every district will be available online.
Colors are determined by the number of points that a school earns out of the total possible for each school. Schools that are awarded a green color have earned at least 85 percent of the total points possible.
Schools that receive a red color met less than 50 percent of the points possible.
The new system tailors the points possible to each individual school in every district, giving schools a customized way to measure their performance, the Free Press reported.
Amy Biolchini is the K-12 education reporter for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at (734) 623-2552, email@example.com or on Twitter.