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Dozens of Florida school grades bumped up

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - School grades in 40 of the state's 67 school districts have been bumped up after they were miscalculated under a questionable evaluation system, the Florida Department of Education said Friday.

The agency alerted district superintendents that many of the grades should have been higher because of an error made in calculating student learning gains.

The error raised further questions about the state's system of evaluating students and comes as the grading system is under some of the sharpest criticism it has endured in the years since former Gov. Jeb Bush first pushed it into place.

More than 100 schools jumped from a B to an A grade.

Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson said he will look for ways to improve the grade calculation process.

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