School grade padding in Florida helped district schools more than charters
Florida charter schools didn’t benefit as much as district schools from the school grades “safety net” that state education officials continued this summer.
According to Florida Department of Education data, 14.2 percent of the charter schools that have been graded so far would have dropped more than one letter grade had it not been for the safety net, which prevented schools from falling more than one letter grade. That compares to 21.7 percent of district schools.
In raw numbers, that’s 54 of 381 charter schools and 495 of 2,278 district schools. The numbers do not include school grades that are pending or incomplete.