TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The state has issued it's annual report card for elementary and middle schools and most of them are down.
The state education department has released the grades for Florida's elementary and middle schools and many of them are lower than last year.
As expected, there are fewer A grades and Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson says there are more D's and F's.
Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson says lower grades were expected because the standards got tougher.
The grades would have been even worse if not for an emergency rule from the board of education.
The board decided no school could lose more than one letter grade this year, and Robinson says that saved 388 schools from even lower grades.