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2012 Guide to Calculating School Grades Technical Assistance Paper

Florida Department of Education Gerard Robinson, Commissioner

June 2012

This technical assistance paper was prepared by staff in the Bureau of Accountability Reporting; Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement. Questions? Please call (850) 245-0411 or e-mail [email protected]

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2012 Guide to Calculating School Grades

Florida Department of Education

Table of Contents I. Overview ................................................................................................................................. 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ Specific Authority ................................................................................................................................... Florida Statutes, Section 1008.34 ......................................................................................................... Florida Administrative Code Rule 6A-1.09981 ...................................................................................... Florida Statutes, Section 1008.341 ....................................................................................................... Florida Administrative Code Rule 6A-1.099822 .................................................................................... Summary of the School Grading Criteria ..............................................................................................

1 1 2 2 2 2 2 II. Process for Calculating School Grades ............................................................................ 5 1. Identify the Schools to Be Graded .................................................................................................... 5 2. Identify the Students to Be Included ................................................................................................. 5 2.1 - Determine student SWD and ELL classifications on Survey 3 ................................................................ 2.2 - Determine full academic year status ........................................................................................................ 2.3 - Identify the grade 10 students who have previously passed tests required for graduation ....................... 2.4 – Credit back scores to home schools for students in alternative schools, ESE center schools, or Hospital/Homebound programs .............................................................................................................. 2.4.1 - Alternative schools ...................................................................................................................... 2.4.2 - ESE center schools ..................................................................................................................... 2.4.3 - Hospital/Homebound programs ................................................................................................... 2.5 - Obtain corrections from the school districts ............................................................................................. 2.6 - Creation of the Membership File .............................................................................................................

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3. Obtain Student Assessment Scores ................................................................................................. 8 3.1 - Identify assessment records with blank or duplicate Student IDs ............................................................ 3.2 - Match membership files to assessment files by district, school, and student ID ...................................... 3.3 - Identify assessment records that have missing prior-year assessment data ........................................... 3.4 - Update assessment records with district corrections ............