Report Card

Florida’s Education Report Card grades legislators on their effortsto improve the quality of education in the Sunshine State. By gradinglawmakers on a scale of A-F, just like students and schools, Florida’sEducation Report Card gives the public a clear and comprehensiveassessment of who is keeping the promise of a quality education in theSunshine State.

The Foundation for Florida’s Future measures reforms based on seven core principles:

  • Rigorous Academic Standards
  • Standardized Measurement
  • Data -Driven Accountability
  • Effective Teachers and Leaders
  • Outcome -Based Funding
  • School Choice
  • Digital Learning

Methodology

Grades are based on legislators’ voting records and demonstrations of leadership. House and Senatevoting records are used in a ratio of favorable votes cast forstudent-centered policies out of the total opportunities to vote onthose policies (Example: A lawmaker who supported 7 out of 10 student-centered policies would earn a score of 70%).

View the student-centered policies that went into this year’s grading calculation, relating to:

  • Simplifying the state’s A-F school grading system,
  • Customizing learning choices for students with disabilities through Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts,
  • Expanding the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program,
  • Maintaining student data privacy,
  • Increasing access to high-quality charter schools,
  • Upgrading technology in schools,
  • Recognizing approved, non-traditional teacher preparation programs as a pathway for certification,
  • And increasing principal authority along with focus on school leader training.

Grading Scale

A+: 101 or more
A: 90 - 100
B: 80 - 89
C: 70 - 79
D: 60 - 69
F: 59 or less

 

See how your lawmakers scored on Florida's Education Report Card.

View Senate Grades.

View House Grades.