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Fewer elementary and middle schools in Florida received top grades from the state Friday compared with a year ago when record numbers got an A or B on their report cards. More schools than last year also failed to meet federal No Child Left Behind standards. Education Commissioner Eric Smith released the school grades, already postponed for more than a month due to problems a new contractor had in scoring standardized tests.
District superintendents had asked for another delay to review questions about lower scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, which form the basis for the school grades. Smith said state law requires him to release the grades in a timely manner and that he was confident in the accuracy of the FCAT scores because they had been verified by two additional outside experts besides one that regularly reviews the test.
The Florida School Grades Web page includes links to School Accountability Reports, where you can find the grade for your child's school.