Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 1642
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LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
03/12/2014 .
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following:
1 **Senate Substitute for Amendment (****420776****) **
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3 Delete lines 219 - 233
4 and insert:
5 __(c)1. The calculation of a school grade shall be based on__
6 __the percentage of points earned from the components listed in__
7 __subparagraph (b)1. and, if applicable, subparagraph (b)2. The__
8 __State Board of Education shall adopt in rule a school grading__
9 __scale that sets the percentage of points needed to earn each of__
10 __the school grades listed in subsection (2). There shall be at__
11 __least 5 percentage points separating the percentage thresholds__
12 __needed to earn each of the school grades. Each school year, the__
13 __percentage of schools earning “A” and “B” grades shall be__
14 __reviewed to determine whether to adjust the school grading scale__
15 __upward for the following school year’s calculation of school__
16 __grades. An adjustment must be made if the percentage of schools__
17 __earning an “A” and “B” in the current year represents 75 percent__
18 __or more of all graded schools within a particular school type__
19 __used for accountability. The adjustment must reset the minimum__
20 __required percentage of points for each grade at a percentage__
21 __threshold that would yield less than 75 percent of schools__
22 __earning an “A” and “B” if applied in the year mandating the__
23 __adjustment. The adjustments shall end when the following grade__
24 __scale is achieved:__
25 __a. Ninety percent or more of the points for an “A.”__
26 __b. Eighty to 89 percent of the points for a “B.”__
27 __c. Seventy to 79 percent of the points for a “C.”__
28 __d. Sixty to 69 percent of the points for a “D.”__
29 __e. Fifty-nine percent or less of the points for an “F.”__
30 __2. The calculation of school grades may not include any__
31 __provision that would raise or lower the school’s grade beyond__
32 __the percentage of points earned. Extra weight may not be added__
33 __in the calculation of any components.__