School grade appeals decided
Twenty-seven Florida schools got some good news today, when the state Department of Education announced it had approved their appeals on either their state grade or adequate yearly progress rating for the 2006-07 school year.
Locally, Dover Elementary in Hillsborough got boosted from a C to a B. Sheehy, Alexander and Egypt Lake elementary schools in Hillsborough, and Dunedin, Mount Vernon and Pinellas Central elementary schools in Pinellas were judged to have made adequate gains in all subgroups of students.
On the downside, Cox Elementary in Pasco kept its D grade and Foster Elementary in Hillsborough remained an F school. Also, Lealman Avenue and Sandy Lane elementary schools in Pinellas did not see changes to their AYP status.
The state did not act on 38 AYP-only appeals related to the USDOE's decision to exclude students with disabilities who took an alternative test to the FCAT. The state is working with the feds to gain waivers for those schools.
To see the full press release on the appeals, click here.