- In a memo published Friday by the Florida Department of Education, state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett urged members of the state's Board of Education to once again alter the way school grades are determined.
- Bennett asked that board members reinstate a safety net meant to prevent school rankings from falling more than one letter grade, as well as an end to the practice of transferring test scores from students at special education centers back to their home schools.
- Bennett insisted that he wasn't making the recommendations to improve letter grades, but the recommendations do come on the heels of warnings that the state has made too many changes over the last two years in its attempts to create a more rigorous grading formula.
From the article:
... “To be clear, my recommendations, outlined below, are made not to soften the blow of higher standards or to reduce the number of failing schools,” he wrote, “but rather to advance the best policy for Florida’s students and position our state for a successful transition to full implementation” of the upcoming Common Core State Standards. ...