Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1642 Ì420776@Î420776 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RS . 03/12/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 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” or “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.