UPDATE: The state Board of Education has revised its proposal. Read the full story here.
Simulations showed that under the original formula, the number of failing schools in Miami-Dade could've climbed to 50, from the current five. Broward’s F schools could've spiked to 27, from five.
The database below shows how schools might've measured up under the original formula.
Note: School grade simulations are estimates based on the proposed rule and are not actual school grades. These simulations were completed to illustrate the potential impact of the proposed rule changes. These simulations are not strong estimates because the simulation needs two years of student assessment data in order to calculate the learning gains component of school grades and we do not have 2 years of FCAT 2.0 data. Because of this, the state Department of Education had to apply FCAT scores to the FCAT 2.0 scale, which is a reverse equipercentile linking method, in order to use prior year FCAT results to estimate learning gains. This means that actual learning gains with two years worth of performance on the FCAT 2.0 will produce different results. This simulation includes ESE center schools as graded schools however, the Department is reviewing alternative options for these schools. -- Florida Department of Education