Schools will now face a tougher grading system, with the Florida Board of Education’s decision to change standards passed yesterday. A last minute change excepts special needs schools, although special needs students in public schools will be included. Ocala’s Hillcrest School Principal Lori Manresa says she hopes the decision sticks.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Manresasb2.mp3]
She says these students, especially, need to be considered by more than just their test scores.
Depth: By Stephanie Denardo: Emotions are running high after the Board of Education approved new grading changes. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports:[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WRAPGradingChanges.mp3]