State Gives Two Dunedin Schools Wrong Grade
Garrison-Jones Elementary goes from a B to an A, and San Jose Elementary improves from a C to a B after the Florida Department of Education admits a mistake.
Garrison-Jones Elementary and San Jose Elementary are among the 213 schools across Florida whose school grades, based on FCAT scores and other factors, were incorrectly calculated, the Department of Education admitted Friday.
Garrison-Jones originally received a B grade but was upgraded to an A. San Jose was given a C but saw its grade changed to a B. That means that both schools' grades did not change from last year.
The letter grades are part of a complex formula that heavily weighs on FCAT scores and the letter grade determines the amount of funding a school receives.
Eighteen schools in Pinellas County had their grades improved by one letter grade. The overall C grade for the district did not change.
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