State Gives Sandy Lane Elementary Wrong Grade

Clearwater's Sandy Lane Elementary School goes from a D to a C after the Florida Department of Education admits a mistake.

is among the 213 schools across Florida whose school grades, based on FCAT scores and other factors, were incorrectly calculated, the Department of Education admitted Friday.

Sandy Lane  but was upgraded to an C. The school had been graded a D in 2011.

The letter grades are part of a complex formula that heavily weighs on FCAT scores, and the grade determines the amount of funding a school receives.

Eighteen schools in Pinellas County had their grades improved by one letter grade. The overall C grade for the district did not change.

Your turn: What do you make of the State Department Of Education's mistake? Tell us in the comments.


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