Higher Test Score Standards Could Lead To Drop In Graduation RatesFreshmen entering Florida high schools this fall will need higher scores on alternative tests to meet graduation standards in math and language arts, under a rule adopted by the state Board of Education on Wednesday.
Current SAT Ends This Week; New One Debuts In MarchStudents across South Florida and the rest of the nation will sit down this weekend, probably squirm and sweat a little bit, as they take the SAT college entrance exam but it'll be the final run for the current version. A new revamped version debuts in March.
Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State CapitolTeachers are making their voices heard in Tallahassee in a protest against the state's education system, including the heavy reliance on high-stakes testing.
FEA Files Complaint Against Teacher Bonus ProgramThe state's largest teachers union filed a complaint Monday over a program that rewards teachers for high scores on college admissions tests, saying the "Best and Brightest" bonuses discriminate on the basis of age and race.
Top ACT And SAT Prep In South FloridaACT and SAT test prep classes are available in multiple locations throughout South Florida to help students prepare for the college entrance exams.
Testing Bill On Hold Amid Debate Over High-Level CoursesLegislation that would overhaul Florida's testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
SAT Getting Makeover The SAT college entrance exam is getting revised.
Education Board Considers Plan To Simplify School Grading Proposed changes to Florida's school grading system are nothing more tweaks that don’t address the real problems with an unreliable, untrustworthy accountability system, according to the Florida Education Association.
Students Go To Extreme Measures To Get Higher Test ScoresIt’s no secret the college admissions process can be stressful for students, especially the dreaded standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, but these days the pressure to perform is greater than ever.
Gov. Scott Gets An Earful From Miami Students During Listening Tour StopGovernor Rick Scott visited Southwest Senior High School Tuesday morning. His visit marks the first time he has set foot in a Miami-Dade public school.
Florida ACT Scores Better Than 2011, But Still Lag Behind NationFlorida’s high school students are making progress in college entrance exam scores.