Tag: Florida Standards Assessment

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for ditching standardized tests

Ryan Dailey, News Service Florida TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Saying the state’s system of standardized testing in public schools is “quite frankly, outdated,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that lawmakers will consider a proposal during the 2022 legislative session to end the Florida Standards Assessments. The statewide exams in English-language[Read More…]

Florida virtual schools get letter grades after initial ‘incomplete’ ratings

Dozens of Florida schools — many of them online schools — initially rated “incomplete” by the state Department of Education now have official A-F grades. As noted by the Orlando Sentinel, school grades recently became final after the deadline for appeals passed. Of the 114 schools that received incomplete ratings when[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Testing, charter schools, budgets and more

Testing. State Senators debate the state’s testing validity study. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Sunshine State News. State education officials answer critics. Palm Beach Post. Gradebook. Proposed cut scores reveal a racial achievement gap. Tallahassee Democrat. Charter schools. Some Palm Beach charters see their funding for students with special needs suddenly[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter schools, Catholic schools, testing and more

Catholic schools. A South Florida Catholic school revitalizes itself. Sun-Sentinel. Testing. Escambia schools pare back local testing. Pensacola News-Journal. Scoring on new state assessments may be tougher than FCAT. School Zone. Gradebook. The Senate’s education chairman says testing changes will be up for discussion this year. Gradebook. Charter schools. Longhorn Steakhouse hosts[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Testing, failure factories, Jeb Bush and more

Testing. Florida’s testing system is deemed valid, but questions remain. Politico Florida. StateImpact. Associated Press. News Service of Florida. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Sun-Sentinel. Sentinel School Zone. Palm Beach Post. Fort Myers News-Press. Bradenton Herald. Naples Daily News. Lakeland Ledger. Ocala Star-Banner. Gainesville Sun. Tallahassee Democrat. Sunshine State News. Failure factories.[Read More…]