Washington County schools receive “C” grades

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 03:23 PM.

Roulhac Middle School dropped from 71 percent at 3.0 in 2012 to 52 percent at the 3.5 level in 2013.

“The increased rigor required has changed schools dramatically,” said Taylor. “It starts now in Kindergarten where students are expected to have learned 100 sight words by the end of the school year.”

“The FCAT scores have been out, and they make up half the grade. That is why the high school grades don’t come out until later in the year, they have other calculations that contribute to the final grade.”

In 2015, Florida schools will be facing a new set of standards in the Common Core curriculum, Taylor said. The type of testing will be done in the future is yet to be determined, with some thought being given to using the ACT as the criteria.

“The problem is, they don’t make an ACT for middle school or elementary school,” Taylor said.

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