School Letter Grade Drops Expected Across Bay County

School letter grades aren't out just yet, but Bay District School officials say they're expecting a dip.

Administrators say the reason for this drop is because state standards have been raised this year. Grade calculations are based on a number of factors including FCAT scores and end of course assessments.

"We think almost all of our schools will drop at least a letter grade or more and it's just because of the new cut scores. It doesn't have anything to do with student performance. They raised the bar, we believe, too quickly, on a lot of things that should not have been raised as quick as they did," said Superintendent Bill Husfelt.

Superintendent Husfelt says a task force is currently working with the Department of Education to determine if the new grading system is fair. School letter grades are expected to come out next month.