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1999 School Accountability Appeals

Incomplete Grades

Schools with incomplete grades due to less than 80% of eligible students being tested were allowed to reconcile such factors as misclassified ESE/LEP students, invalidated scores, or students promoted to grade 11 who had previously been tested. Estimated percent tested figures were recalculated and grades assigned based on updated information. No school’s grade was reduced due to low percent tested; however, if the school’s percent tested remains below 95%, the school would not be eligible to participate in the Florida School Recognition Program.

Inaccurate Grades

Schools that appealed their grades on the basis of inaccurate test or membership data were allowed to make corrections subject to verification. This includes ESE or LEP students misclassified as standard curriculum or students incorrectly attributed to a school’s membership.

Some new schools appealed their grades on the basis that there was no previous year data available to demonstrate improvement, which would exclude them from making an "A." This provision would also affect schools serving substantial numbers of special needs students. The grade designation "A" was reserved for schools that met all existing criteria. Grades were assigned for the 1998-99 school year, even if schools were no longer in operation.

Other Considerations

Schools with less than ten students at each grade level assessed will not be graded.

School Grade Recommendations

There were a total of 111 schools in 29 districts that were originally graded incomplete, appealed the original grade, or fell under the category of other considerations. Fifty-two schools had incomplete grades, 57 appealed the original grade, and two schools were removed from the accountability system because of extremely low membership, though no formal appeal was filed.

·Of the 52 schools originally graded as incomplete ("I"),

    • One became a "B,"
    • 34 became "C"s,
    • 13 became "D"s,
    • One school became an "F" and
    • Three schools were dropped from the list due to extremely low membership or the school was misclassified.

Of the 57 schools that appealed their original grades, 25 remained unchanged, 28 moved to a higher grade. One school was not graded because it was a true alternative schools that had been misclassified by the district. Another school was not graded due to extremely low membership. Two previously ungraded schools were added at the district’s request; one was graded "D," the other graded "F." Of the 28 schools that moved up a grade,

    • One school went from an "F" to a "D",
    • One school went from a "D" to a "C",
    • 10 schools went from a "C" to a "B",
    • Four schools went from a "C" to an "A" and

Two additional schools were removed from the state accountability due to extremely low membership, even though no formal appeal was filed.

The following is a table that summarizes all of the grade appeals:

Brevard

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

053131

Longleaf Elementary

New school

Need 2 yrs data for "A"

B / B

053141

West Shore Jr/Sr High

New school

Need 2 yrs data for "A"

B / B

054031

Mila Elementary

Attendance affected by ESE students

ESE included in grading for all schools

B / B

056503

Explorer Elementary/Middle

None, incidentally affected by policy change

Fewer than 10 students in membership

D /

Not Graded

055011

Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High

High mobility

Mobility not a factor

B / B

056011

Satellite High

Late transfers

Transfers not a factor

B / B

Broward

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

060161

West Hollywood Elementary

Misclassified LEP

Verified, grade adjusted

D /C

060171

South Broward High

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C

061661

Hollywood Hills High

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C


Charlotte

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

080261

New Challenge Center

School closed 6/99

Grade applies to ’99 school year

D / D

Clay

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

100252

Orange Park High School

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C


Collier

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

110181

Highlands Elementary

Incomplete

No change

I / C

110201

Avalon Elementary

Incomplete

No change

I / C

110261

Lely High

Follow-up of misplaced writing data

Students were retested,

grade did not change

C / C


Columbia

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

120031

Columbia High School North

Incomplete

Fewer than 10 students in membership

I /

Not Graded


Dade

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

136010

Florida International Academy (Middle)

Incomplete

No change

I / D

136010

Florida International Academy (High)

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137011

American Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137731

Miami Southridge Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

137541

North Miami Beach Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137531

Miami Sunset Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

137411

Miami Northwestern Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137341

Miami Jackson Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137251

Miami Central Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137151

Homestead Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

137131

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

Duval

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

162851

A. Phillip Randolph Academy of Technology

Incomplete, perform-ance based program

No change, same testing requirements

I / C

162801

Frank H. Peterson Academy of Technology

Incomplete, perform-ance based program

No change, same testing requirements

I / C

162631

Abbess Park Elementary

Missing ’98 writing kept school from "A"

Data found under different school code

B / A

161621

R. V. Daniels Elementary

Misclassified ESE

When verified, number

tested less than 30

F / D

161021

School of Success Academy {SOS}

Not previously graded

Should be graded

NA / F

161011

Empowering Young Minds

Not previously graded

Should be graded

NA / D

160861

Terry Parker High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

160901

Englewood High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

161461

Matthew W. Gilbert Middle

Incomplete

No change

I / D

160351

Andrew Jackson High

Incomplete

No change

I / D

160751

Paxon Academy for Advanced Studies

Missing ’98 writing kept school from "A"

Full Florida Writes! not administered in ‘98

B / B

Franklin

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

190091

Carrabelle High

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C

Gilchrist

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

210042

Trenton Middle School

Misclassified ESE kept school from "B"

ESE verified, but cutoff not attained

C / C

Hillsborough

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

292321

Lake Magdalene Elementary

Verify grade status

Verified, no change

C / C

292771

Maniscalco Elementary

Verify grade status

Verified, no change

C / C

293151

Northwest Elementary

Verify grade status

Verified, no change

C / C

293241

Orange Grove Middle Magnet

Verify grade status

Verified, no change

C / C

Lafayette

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

340022

Lafayette Elementary

Misclassified ESE

Verified, grade adjusted

C / B

Lake

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

350213

Tavares Middle School

Misclassified LEP

Verified, grade adjusted

C / B

Lee

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

360381

Tice Elementary

Misclassified ESE

Could not verify

D / D

Levy

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

380051

Chiefland High School

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C

380023

Hilltop Alternative School

Incomplete

True alternative

I / Not Graded


Manatee

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

410091

Duette Elementary

Too few students to be graded

Only 4 students in grade 4 membership

D /

Not Graded

410351

Palmetto High

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C

410431

Southeast High

Incomplete

% tested adjusted

I / C

410181

Manatee High

% tested not accurate

Verified, no change

C / C

Okaloosa

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

460151

Lula J. Edge Elementary

Grading system flawed

No change

C / C

460571

James E. Plew Elementary

Grading system flawed

No change

B / B

460741

Bluewater Elementary

Grading system flawed

No change

B / B

Orange

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

480766

Rader School, Inc

Contract Terminated

Grade applies to ’99 school year

F / F

485801

Wymore Secondary School

School closed 6/99

Grade applies to ’99 school year

I / F

481601

Deerwood Elementary

Attendance affected by ESE students

ESE included in grading for all schools

B / B

481511

West Orange High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

481121

Discovery Middle

Attendance affected by ESE students

ESE included in grading for all schools

B / B

481061

Windy Ridge Elementary

Suspensions affected by ESE students

ESE included in grading for all schools

B / B

481591

Dr. Phillips Elementary

Misclassified LEP

Classified LEP after testing, no change

B / B

Osceola

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

490081

Osceola High

Misclassified LEP

Verified 3, but no change

C / C

Palm Beach

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

500581

Forest Hill High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

500691

Lake Worth High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

500862

Atlantic High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

501591

West Technical Ed Center

Incomplete

No change

I / D

501611

Santaluces High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

502201

William T. Dwyer High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

Pasco

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

510331

Gulf High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

510801

Land O’Lakes High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

510931

Ridgewood High

Incomplete

No change

I / C


Pinellas

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

520991

Leila Davis Elementary

% tested not accurate

Membership adjusted, grade changed

B / A

521031

Dixie M. Hollins High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

Polk

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

532001

Bill Duncan Opportunity Cntr (Middle)

Misclassified

True alternative

F/ Not Graded

532001

Bill Duncan Opportunity Center (High)

Incomplete

True alternative

I/Not Graded

St. Lucie

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

560161

Fort Pierce Central High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

560162

Performance Based Diploma Program

Incomplete, perform-ance based program

No change, same testing requirements

I / D

560201

Fort Pierce Westwood High School

Incomplete

No change

I / C

Seminole

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

590031

Bear Lake Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590081

Lake Mary Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590131

Lawton Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590231

Wilson Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590361

Rainbow Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590401

Spring Lake Elementary

Incomplete

% tested recalculated

I / C

590502

Forest City Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590511

Red Bug Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590591

Woodlands Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590611

Sterling Park Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590651

Wekiva Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590661

Keeth Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590701

Partin Elementary

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590101

Milwee Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590201

South Seminole Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590291

Jackson Heights Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590501

Teague Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / A

590541

Tuskawilla Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / B

590621

Rock Lake Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / A

590671

Greenwood Lakes Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590711

Indian Trails Middle

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

B / A

590071

Lake Mary High

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / A

590181

Seminole High

Incomplete

% tested recalculated

I / C

590421

Oviedo High

Membership inaccurate

% tested recalculated

C / A

590431

Lyman High

Incomplete

% tested recalculated

I / C

590491

Lake Brantley High

Incomplete

% tested recalculated

I / C

590551

Lake Howell High

Incomplete

% tested recalculated

I / C

Note: Seminole school district indicated in their appeal that the membership data submitted by the district and then used to calculate percent tested was incorrect. They subsequently transmitted the correct data. Percent tested was recalculated for all schools in the district. Only those schools whose grade was affected are noted above.

Taylor

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

620111

Steinhatchee School

None, incidentally af-fected by policy change

Fewer than 10 students in membership

B /

Not Graded

Volusia

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

646761

Deltona High

Incomplete

No change

I / C

Walton

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

661110

Seaside Neighborhood Charter School

% tested incorrect

Verified, no change

B / B

A. D. Henderson Lab School

School

Code

School Name

Appeal Basis

Finding

Org/ Final Grade

720011

A. D. Henderson (Elementary)

Incomplete, no membership transmitted

Membership provided,

grade assigned

I / B

720011

A. D. Henderson (Middle)

Incomplete, no membership transmitted

Membership provided,

grade assigned

I / C