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State: School grades aren’t accurate

By staff and wire services reports
July 17th, 2013

Florida’s public school grades, highly anticipated by parents as a way to measure quality, are no longer an accurate barometer of how well or how poorly a school performs, the state admitted on Thursday, the Huffington Post reports. The grades, which affect everything from teacher pay to property values, have become so diluted they no longer serve their intended goal — measuring a school’s educational worth, the state said. So for the second straight year, no school will be permitted to drop more than one letter grade, possibly reducing the state’s number of failing schools from 242 to 108 by one estimate.

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staff and wire services reports