The Florida Department of Education released 2017 high school grades, part of the state’s school accountability system on July 1, 2017.
Components: In 2016-17, a school’s grade may include up to eleven components. There are four achievement components, four learning gains components, a middle school acceleration component, as well as components for graduation rate and high school acceleration. Each component is worth up to 100 points in the overall calculation.
High School Acceleration: This component is based on the percentage of graduates from the graduation rate cohort who earned a score on an acceleration examination (AP, IB, or AICE) or a grade in a dual enrollment course that qualified students for college credit or earned an industry certification.
School Grades Calculation: The number of points earned for each component is added together and divided by the total number of available points to determine the percentage of points earned.
School Grading Scale: A = 62% of points or greater, B = 54% to 61% of points, C = 41% to 53% of points, D = 32% to 40% of points, F = 31% of points or less
Percent Tested: Schools must test 95% of their students
Florida has been grading it’s schools A-to-F since 1999.