TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Governor Rick Scott wants the state to sever ties with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test that will measure if children are reaching standards in certain subjects.
Instead, Scott wants the state to begin accepting bids to select the state’s new assessment, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Scott on Monday called for Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and other state officials to take steps related to the ongoing controversy surrounding the new Common Core State Standards.
Those include holding public hearings and possibly altering the standards.
Scott also wrote U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and told him Florida would develop its own high-stakes tests that will be used to measure how well students fare on the standards.
Common Core has come under increasing fire from tea party groups, but has strong backing from former Gov. Jeb Bush.
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