The Florida Department of Education released 2018 high school grades, part of the state’s school accountability system on June 27, 2018.
Components: In 2017-2018, a school’s grade may include up to eleven components. There are four achievement components, four learning gains components, a middle school acceleration component, as well as components for graduation rate and high school acceleration. Each component is worth up to 100 points in the overall calculation.
- Four Achievement Components: The four achievement components are English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. These components include student performance on statewide standardized assessments, including the comprehensive assessments, end-of -course (EOC) assessments, and Florida Alternate Assessments (FAA). The component measures the percentage of full-year enrolled students who achieved a passing score.
- Four Learning Gains Components: These components are learning gains in English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as learning gains for the lowest performing 25% of students in English Language Arts and Mathematics. These components include student performance on statewide standardized assessments including the comprehensive assessments, EOC assessments, and the FSAA for the current year and the prior year. The components measure the percentage of full year enrolled students who achieved a learning gain from the prior year to the current year.
- Graduation Rate: The graduation rate is based on an adjusted cohort of ninth grade students and the rate measures whether the students graduate within four years.
- High School Acceleration: This component is based on the percentage of graduates from the graduation rate cohort who earned a score on an acceleration examination (AP, IB, or AICE) or a grade in a dual enrollment course that qualified students for college credit or earned an industry certification.
- School Grades Calculation: The number of points earned for each component is added together and divided by the total number of available points to determine the percentage of points earned.
- School Grading Scale: A = 62% of points or greater, B = 54% to 61% of points, C = 41% to 53% of points, D = 32% to 40% of points, F = 31% of points or less
- Percent Tested: Schools must test 95% of their students
Deerfield Beach High School Grade History
Florida has been grading it’s schools A-to-F since 1999.