The Florida Senate passed a bill that would have students spend no more than 45 hours a year on standardized tests.
A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in the battle on the constitutionality of a system which tied teacher evaluations to student performance in Florida.
The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.
Florida may end the state’s practice of holding back third-grade students who fail standardized tests.
A Senate panel approved a revamped version of testing legislation Thursday, potentially paving the way for an audit of the botched rollout of the state’s new standardized tests and making clear that school districts would be repaid if the state recovers damages from the contractor running the exams.
The House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.
A Florida Senate committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill meant to limit the number of exams students can take.
Florida Governor Rick Scott said he will suspend a test set to be given to 11th graders in Spring in response to backlash over the amount of testing in the public school system.
The fate of the state’s private school voucher program, which currently serves nearly 70,000 students, is being decided in a Leon County courtroom.
Grades are in for Florida’s high school graduation rates and preliminary grades for the schools.