TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Governor Rick Scott is suspending a standardized test given to Florida’s 11th graders.READ MORE: Activists Say Hundreds Of Cuban Protesters Have Been Arrested Since Anti-Regime Demonstrations Broke Out
Scott said Wednesday he will issue an executive order that will suspend one of the standardized tests given to students.
Scott said he is making the move in anticipation of the Florida Legislature permanently eliminating the test.READ MORE: Broward County School Board Votes Unanimously To Make Mask Use Mandatory For Start Of School Year
Scott is issuing the order after Education Commissioner Pam Stewart completed an investigation into the number of tests given by school districts. Stewart is calling for a reduction in the number of tests.
Florida has been giving annual tests in all grades from third to 11th as part of a law pushed into place by former Gov. Jeb Bush.
Stewart is also asking legislators to eliminate final exams in subjects where students take an end of course test.MORE NEWS: Teen's Death Investigation Continues After No Hazardous Materials Found In West Park Home
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