Florida parents who want to know how their child's school compares to others in the state can now receive that information almost instantly via the internet.
The annual Florida School Indicators Report contains statistics on all the state's schools, including incidents of violent crime, student absenteeism, dropout rates, class size, and‹perhaps most important‹test scores.
The data can be found on a page of the Education Department web site:
Organized by county, the data span 23 categories that gauge each school's performance.
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