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.
Miami Gardens High School Student Drops Fight To Validate SAT Score A Miami Gardens high school student is dropping her fight to validate one of her SAT scores, her attorneys say, weeks after she cried foul over test administrators' decision to investigate it over signs of possible cheating.
NAACP Joins Fight To Get High School Senior's SAT Scores ReleasedThe Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP is demanding the release of the SAT scores of a Michael M. Krop Senior High senior who is accused of cheating on her SAT because test officials say that her score was "Too Improved" to be hers.
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.