Report cards are in for the state’s elementary and middle schools. The Florida Department of Educations’ preliminary report shows an almost 20 percent drop in the number of A-rated schools.
The number of A-rated schools in Florida dropped by 492 from last year, a 19-percent decline. The drop came even after the state board instituted a rule preventing schools from falling more than a letter—meaning some schools could have fallen further.
The number of B,C,D, and F, schools also rose, but not by as much a was predicted before the safety net rule was adopted.