A new rubric is being used to rate commercial school plans in the United States.
The American Association of School Administrators has introduced a rubric to evaluate the feasibility of commercial school programs.
It will be the first time a federal agency has used a rubrics to assess a commercial school project.
Under the rubric it is proposed that commercial school funding be set at the lowest possible level to ensure that no student is denied funding for financial hardship.
This is in line with the Trump administration’s goal of ending the federal deficit by 2019.
A study by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget found that commercial schools received about US$1.9 billion in federal grants in 2016-17.
“We think this will be a very valuable tool for the federal agency,” said the association’s executive director, Laura Lefebvre.
She said the rubrics were a first step towards better funding and transparency.
Currently, commercial schools receive about US $1.7 billion in Federal funding each year.
As part of the project, the association will publish its findings in two weeks, followed by a public consultation to get feedback.
For the first year, it will publish the information in a public report that will be updated on a regular basis.
In the meantime, the government has said it will spend the remaining funds on improving school infrastructure.