During the embargo period, the State Board of Education’s A-F Appeals Committee will evaluate appeals to letter grades based on: 1) environmental issues or events; 2) adverse testing conditions; 3) a school or community emergency; 4) a school tragedy; or 5) other similar substantive events. The Committee will not evaluate appeals based on disputes regarding statistical computations or data within the control of the school.
Schools may request either an expedited appeal (document only review) or a non-expedited appeal (document review and appearance before the Committee). The Committee consists of three members of the Board which will evaluate each qualified appeal and vote to approve or reject the appeal based on the rubric established by the State Board of Education. For appeals that are approved, the Committee’s recommendation will be used in the final letter grade. For appeals that are denied the calculation using the original finalized data will determine the school’s letter grade.