FL House Passes School Accountability Revamp

Ah oh! Pandora’s Box has just been opened!

CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Despite protests from Democrats, the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a school-accountability proposal that includes changes to the state’s school-grading system.

It means Florida’s school grading system would be paused for a year under the bill and do away with the penalties schools could currently receive for the grades assigned in the 2014-15 school year.

The bill is now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.

The Florida House on Wednesday voted 76-42 for the bill (SB 1642) that overhauls the state’s A-to-F school grading system. The legislation is backed by Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

The move is being made as the state transitions to a new test replacing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

But a key portion of the bill would ensure that schools wouldn’t receive any sanctions or penalties as a result of school grades issued in 2015. That’s because the state plans…

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Very Interesting.

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