Making the Grade: New school marks show less A’s and F’s

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida is releasing the second round of school grades linked to the high-stakes test that is based primarily on Common Core standards.

The Florida Department of Education on Friday issued the grades for 3,211 schools across the state.

The preliminary grades given out show that 741 schools received A grades and 749 schools received a B. A total of 103 schools earned an F grade while 372 schools were given a D. The remaining 1,246 schools got a C grade.

Preliminary grades for Southwest Florida school districts in the 2015- 2016 school year are as follows:

  • Charlotte: B
  • Collier: B
  • DeSoto: C
  • Glades: C
  • Hendry: C
  • Lee: B

See the grades for specific Southwest Florida schools here. 

The overall number of A grades in the state has declined, but the number of F grades went down as well.

This is the second set of grades that are based on the Florida Standards Assessment, but this is the first time that education officials have incorporated student learning gains into the calculation.

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