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Fla. Legislature Approves Delay on School Grading
Sanctions associated with Florida's school grading system will be put on hold for a year under a bill the state legislature passed last week.
The legislation follows a tumultuous time during which Florida's former education commissioner resigned and critics questioned both the state's A-to-F grading system and new testing standards being implemented in public schools.
A key portion of the bill would ensure that schools wouldn't receive penalties as a result of grades issued in 2015. The state plans to use the first year of the new test as a baseline to measure schools. School superintendents had suggested putting the ramifications on hold for three years to give more time for districts to get used to the new test.
Vol. 33, Issue 30, Page 4Published in Print: May 7, 2014, as Fla. Legislature Approves Delay on School Grading