Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1642
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/12/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (420776) 
    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.