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Florida School Dictrict Rankings

Florida ranks school districts using FCAT scores By Ron Matus, Times Staff Writer The Florida Department of Education released a ranking of all 67 school districts Monday, using FCAT scores alone. Critics immediately slammed it as simplistic and misleading because it does not consider a district’s size, demographics or progress, or use other indicators such as graduation rates. The state superintendents association called it a “disservice.” But Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson offered a polite defense, saying the information is still useful to parents, teachers and taxpayers, and will spark more dialogue about how to improve schools. Ranking Florida’s school districts.  DATA PROVIDED BY GOV. SCOTT District FCAT points earned FCAT 2011 rank Totalstudents % Free or reduced lunch Free or reduced lunch rank Percent minority Minority rank                 Alachua 532 25 27,495 48.9% 13 52.2% 48 Baker 499 51 5,004 47.4% 11 17.5%… Read more

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