Schools across Virginia could see some big changes to the state’s rating system.The Board of Education is considering an overhaul of the accreditation system that’s been in place for nearly 20 years.

State officials say some schools that are currently fully accredited have major problems that the system doesn’t address. They say the new system will point out those problems and give parents more information about their child’s school.

Currently, schools in Virginia are fully accredited if 75 percent of students pass english and writing and 70 percent of the students pass math, science and history. But state officials say some schools aren’t getting the credit they deserve, and some fully accredited schools aren’t addressing serious problems.

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