WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Fox 29) - Did they make the grade? Ranging from "A" to "F," grades are used to award and sanction schools. This year the focus doesn't sit solely on the FCAT scores.
The grading system is a little different this year, in addition to the FCAT scores, individual student performance will also be evaluated when determining a school's grade.
The FCAT will constitute 50% of a school's evaluation, but now participation exams, participation events and achievement in studies will also be taken into consideration.
Parents, educators and school administrators all had concerns. Many claim that the standardized tests were not enough.