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ERIC Number: ED564426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2014 Guide to Calculating School Grades
Florida Department of Education
The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to provide a description of the procedures used to determine school grades for the 2014 school year. Florida's current school accountability system originated with state legislation passed in 1999 (the "A+ Plan") and has been revised periodically to reflect increased standards and expectations for student performance. Florida is the first state to track annual student learning gains based on the state's academic standards. This paper contains two sections: the Overview (Section I) and the Process for Calculating School Grades (Section II). These sections describe a series of procedures for determining a school's final grade and are intended for knowledgeable audiences who are interested in the details of determining the school grades. A more general and concise description of the school grading system is found on the school grading "guide sheet" (see Appendix A). A summary guide sheet can also be accessed online at the applicable link at the bottom of the Florida School Grades website ( The following are appended: (1) Guide Sheet to Grading Florida Public Schools; (2) Data Sources (Additional Information); (3) Calculation of Common Scale Scores for EOC Assessment Learning Gains; (4) Applying Graduation Rate Points in High School Grades; (5) Test Dates (First Dates of Testing for FCAT 2.0 Reading, Math, and Science); and (6) Access Points Courses for Adjusting High School Acceleration Participation. [This document was prepared by staff in the Bureau of Accountability Reporting; Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement.]
Florida Department of Education. Turlington Building Suite 1514, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Tel: 850-245-0505; Fax: 850-245-9667; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Department of Education, Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test