Major changes are being proposed to public education in PA

12.19.16 | Terry Diener

At issue in Harrisburg is a de-emphasis on state tests.

Calling it the Future Ready Grading Index, state education officials say the new grading system is meant to tell a more accurate story about Pennsylvania's 500 school districts.

While testing would still play an important role in gauging school performance, officials say other indicators of school performance would take on great er importance than they do now.

Education officials unveiled the initiative earlier this month.