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August 14, 2003
Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Results of 2003 School Grade Appeals
TALLAHASSEE Education Commissioner Jim Horne today announced the results of the 2003 school grade appeals under Governor Bush's A+ Plan.
"Through the appeals process, we learned that even more of our schools are moving in the right direction," said Horne. "The appeals process ensures the integrity of our school grading system by providing schools with the opportunity to submit additional information before final grades are assigned."
A total of 112 schools in 31 districts filed appeals. Thirty-one of the appeals resulted in a grade change, five schools were reclassified as "new," and 76 grades remained unchanged. Changes were as follows:
- Seven schools went from a B to an A;
- Four schools went from a C to a B;
- Six schools went from a D to a C;
- One school went from an F to a D;
- Appeals by seven schools previously marked as incomplete (I) because they did
not test enough students resulted in two As, one B, two Cs, two Ds, and one
- Appeals by six schools initially misidentified resulted in four As, one B, and one C.
In addition, four other incompletes were resolved. Of those:
- Three became Cs;
- One became a D.
2002-2003 School Grade Distribution AFTER Appeals
A listing of the results in Excel format is attached.