Florida Virtual responds to Times story
Florida Virtual School has crafted a 7-page written response to the Tampa Bay Times' Jan. 8 story "Success of Florida Virtual Schools is difficult to measure." The Times article explored the school's rapid growth and great political support despite limited data showing whether the school's classes are effective.
According to the Florida Virtual School web site, leaders there posted the response, which they titled "Florida
Virtual School Clarifications to Tampa Bay Times’ Article Published Jan. 8, 2012," on Jan. 18. It includes a link to a press release about the school's 2010-11 Advanced Placement data, which The Gradebook explained in this blog post, includes some fuzzy math.
The Times stands by its article.