The Florida Department of Education is once again dealing with the fallout from test scores and school grades, this time after admitting that dozens of grades released earlier this month were mistaken.
The changes, announced after the close of business day Friday, eased some of what had been a dramatic drop in the grades so far. The number of A schools, for example, had plummeted from 1,481 in 2011 to 1,124 this year. That number is instead 1,240 — representing a jump of 5 percentage points in the number of schools getting the highest grade.
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