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Fla. Legislature Approves Delay on School Grading

By The Associated Press — May 06, 2014 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the May 07, 2014 edition of Education Week as Fla. Legislature Approves Delay on School Grading

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