Skip to comments.Fla. Board Makes Compromise [Welcome to Cave City!]
Posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
The Florida Board of Education backed off Tuesday from a controversial proposal that could have turned many schools around the state into "F" schools...
After discussing the issue, the board revised the proposed rule so that a schools grade would drop one letter grade, rather than go straight to F, if it failed to meet the 25 percent benchmark, and it also stipulated that it wouldnt take effect for one year.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.nbcmiami.com ...
In other words, 25% is now NOT a failing grade for Florida's schools.
The problem is that honest grading systems for students and schools must inevitably expose painful racial disparities in student achievement and instructional quality. Gradually, the truth is being confronted though, with Florida’s testing and grading slowly becoming more rigorous and revealing.