High schools expected to get grades today
Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:16 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:16 a.m.
Florida’s high schools are expected to get their grades from state officials today under a year-old grading system.
Until 2010, high school grades were determined by FCAT stores and learning gains made by students. Last year the state changed the grading formula to include more factors. The grades due to be released today will include graduation rates, college readiness test scores as well as participation and scores in advance placement or accelerated classes.
State officials have said the grading formula was changed in part because the FCAT is only given to freshmen and sophomores, which meant work done by juniors and seniors was not reflected in a high school’s grade.
State education officials have also said that school grades are being released a month later that last year so that districts would have more time to gather and submit their information.