Florida Board Of Governors Pushed To Drop ACT/SAT Scores In Admission RequirementHundreds of colleges across the country have made the SAT and ACT optional for applicants due to the coronavirus pandemic and now there’s a push to make Florida universities follow suit.
Florida Eases Rules On Bright Futures Scholarship ProgramEducation Commissioner Richard Corcoran late Wednesday signed an emergency order that eases some eligibility requirements for awards under the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
College Board Cancels SATs Through August Adding Tests May Go Digital If Schools Don't ReopenEach year, nearly three million students take the SAT college exam but this week, the College Board canceled all test dates until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Approval Sought For ‘Best And Brightest’ SettlementThe state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program discriminated against black and Hispanic teachers.
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.
The Redesigned SAT Is Saturday: What You Need To KnowOn Saturday, March 5th, thousands of high school students in South Florida and around the country will take the brand “new” version of the SAT.
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.
The Next Gloria Estefan Could Be In South Florida There are many talented people in South Florida who can sing and dance – but are they good enough to land a spot on Broadway?
SAT Getting Makeover The SAT college entrance exam is getting revised.
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.