The Florida Department of Education is under fire once again after miscalculating school grades across the state and Monday afternoon, Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho will hold a press conference to discuss accountability and changes to those school performance grades.
Fewer elementary, middle and combination schools received an “A” received an “A” for the 2011 – 2012 school year due to tougher grading standards.
Just 24 hours after the state of Florida decided to lower standards to allow more students to pass the written part of the FCAT; the Miami-Dade School Board is debating whether the FCAT is setting expectations correctly or is too hard.
After hearing from concerned parents, educators and school officials, including Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, the state’s Board of Education passed a revised proposal which changes the way schools are graded.
A proposal which would change the way schools are graded and increase the number of ‘F’ schools in the state dramatically if implemented will be considered Tuesday by the Board of Education.
A new grading formula could mean more “F’s” for South Florida schools.
The grades are out for Florida’s school districts, and in South Florida, the only districts to get an A report card are Broward and Monroe County. Miami-Dade was rated B, among 23 districts to get that score in results released Monday by the Florida Department of Education.
Florida’s high schools have gotten an “A” for effort when it comes to achieving high marks for the 2010-11 school year.
Raul Garcia might be thinking he needs to be more careful about the promises he makes. The Goulds Elementary School principal is not exactly dressed for success, sporting a Mohawk haircut died green, all to keep a promise made to his students.
Miami Central High School and Miami Edison High School could be on the chopping block after they failed to show improvements on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).