Florida 2015 school grades are now out
Florida's long awaited 2015 school grades are now official.
With little fanfare, the Department of Education published spreadsheets with the information early Friday morning.
Based on rules the State Board of Education adopted in January, they differ little from the simulated grades that the department released in December. (See an overview here).
Remember, they represent a baseline, because the results cannot be compared to the 2014 FCAT. As a result, schools will not be held to accountability consequences this year, although if they improved they can be removed from the system. Many educators and parents said they won't give the scores too much credence.
Testing for the 2016 grades begins on Feb. 29.