Florida high school grades improve under simulation
We reported last month that according to a recent simulation run by the Florida Department of Education, high school grades in Florida - and all around Tampa Bay - would have looked better last year had the new high school grading formula been in effect. At the time, we didn't have the school-by-school results. But now we do, and you can see them here.
As we noted before, the grade changes are particularly dramatic in Pinellas, which under the simulation goes from having two B's last year to nine and from eight D's to three. Under the simulation, it still has one F high school, but it's Dixie Hollins, not Gibbs.
The actual grades for this year's high school performance are a looooooong ways off. The DOE will start annoucing those towards the end of the calendar year instead of in the summer.