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Florida DOE releases rank order of school district FCAT results



Amid criticism, the Florida Department of Education has published a ranking of the state's 67 school districts.

It's really nothing more than the grades the districts have received for several years, ordered by the number of points they earned to get those grades. A district must earn 525 points or more to get an A, 495 to 524 points for a B, 435 to 494 points for a C, 395 to 434 points for a D and less than 395 for an F.

The points are based on FCAT results.

On the list, St. Johns logged in first. Pasco was the highest rated Tampa Bay district at 34, with Hernando and Hillsborough tied at 38, and Pinellas at 49. 

"Ranking districts and schools based on data-driven results demonstrates Florida’s focus on ensuring students receive a high quality education and provides another helpful tool for parents, educators and taxpayers," commissioner Gerard Robinson said in a news release. (See him comment on the ranking system here.)


[Last modified: Monday, January 23, 2012 9:58am]


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