At a meeting of the Florida State Board of Education in Miami, District Superintendent Carvalho argued that school grades should not be calculated, according to the Miami Herald. Carvalho stated that school grades were based on student gain scores as well as proficiency standards. Since this is the first year that the FSA is administered, there can be no gain scores.
State Board members responded that by law, school grades must be reported. They said that Governor Scott could prevent their use by executive order. The 25,000 letters that Senator Legg and Representative O’Toole complained about may have been sent to the wrong person.