Florida Department of Education Unveils New Tool To Prepare Students for College

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 13:58:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Families will have a new, helpful tool to help them prepare their children for college. 

The Florida Department of Education has created a new website to help families access school and district-level data, to get students ready for college.

"We take great pride in the fact that Florida leads the nation in school choice and student performance," Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said. "Through the Florida Students Achieve website, we provide a central location where parents and families can access the information they need to make the best education decisions for their students. It is my hope that all Floridians will take advantage of this tremendous resource."

Officials want families to compare schools around the state based on core subjects, teachers effectiveness, and graduation rates.

The site will also better inform families about the state's college, career ready standards, and the quality of learning taking place in their students' classrooms.

The website allows parent to search by district with a zip code, city or geographic data view.

"Education is one of the key factors that business leaders consider when determining the best location for their company's operations," Tony Carvajal, Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President said. "This innovative approach to sharing school performance data and the state's progress in education is precisely what we need to continue attracting prospective businesses that will bring more jobs to Florida."

You can visit the website here.