Florida’s Education Report Card recognizes the Florida senators and representatives who took bold action to pass student-centered legislation and improve the lives and educational outcomes of Florida students and their families.
This year, Sunshine State lawmakers made significant advances in education by:
- Giving bullied students the opportunity to move to a safer public or private school.
- Helping thousands of public school students in grades 3-5 who are struggling to read on grade level.
- Providing greater access to computer science education for middle and high school students.
- Ensuring more students with special needs and their families are able to receive a customized education.
- Restoring free, open access to dual enrollment courses for all Florida students.
- Strengthening accountability and transparency in Florida’s private school choice scholarship programs.
What Grade Did Your Lawmaker Earn?
Each year, Florida’s Education Report Card grades legislators on their actions to improve the quality of education in the Sunshine State. By grading lawmakers on a scale of A-F, just like students and schools, Florida’s Education Report Card gives the public a clear and comprehensive assessment of who is keeping the promise of a quality education in the Sunshine State.
Grades are based on legislators’ voting records and demonstrations of leadership. House and Senate voting records are calculated in a ratio of favorable votes cast for student-centered policies out of the total opportunities to vote on those policies. (Example: A lawmaker who supported 7 out of 10 student-centered policies would earn a raw score of 70 percent.)
- A+: 101 or higher
- A: 90 – 100
- B: 80 – 89
- C: 70 – 79
- D: 60 – 69
- F: 59 or lower
Make Your Voice Heard
Now that you know how your lawmakers scored on Florida’s 2018 Education Report Card, find the senators and representatives serving you, and thank them for championing student success.
Contact the Foundation for Florida’s Future for additional tips and resources.