Florida high-school rankings decrease focus on FCAT scores

03/7/2010 | TCPalm.com (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (free content)

Standardized tests being given to Florida high-school students this week will only count for half of each school's letter grade for the first time this year. The remaining 50% of a high school's grade will now be based on a combination of graduation rates, college readiness and how many students enroll and do well in advanced classes. Students' grades on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test will still make up 100% of a school's letter grade at the elementary and middle levels.

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