Florida School Testing Changes Get Senate ApprovalThe Florida Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill aimed at ending the Florida Standards Assessments in public schools and replacing the standardized exams with a “progress-monitoring” system.
Florida School Accountability Bill Clears Senate CommitteeA bill that would carry out Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to end the Florida Standards Assessments received unanimous approval Tuesday in its first Senate committee.
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.
FDLE Closes School Testing Cyberattack InvestigationThe FDLE’s investigation into a cyberattack on school testing systems last March has been closed.
Florida's New Public-School Test Found ValidA new study found Florida's high stakes school testing millions of school children is valid.
Florida Still Investigating Cyberattack On School TestingThe cyberattack on school testing systems from nearly six months ago is still fresh on the minds of Florida officials as students are streaming back into school this month.
State House To Take Up School Testing BillThe Florida House is expected to approve a bill Wednesday aimed at soothing parent outrage over the amount of testing in the state's public schools.
Florida House Wants To Let Districts Start School EarlierSchool districts could soon start the school year earlier as the Florida House is moving a bill that would allow such a change.
Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing ThursdayAfter a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts - Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.
Miami-Dade Schools Eliminate 24 TestsSome good news for students who tired of taking so many tests. Miami-Dade County Public Schools will administer 24 fewer tests this year, following a preliminary review of the District’s testing program
Superintendent Carvalho Weighs In On State Standardized TestingMiami-Dade's Schools Superintendent has weighed in on the debate of state standardized testing. In an op-ed piece in CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald, Alberto Carvalho urged common sense when it comes to testing.
Lee Co. Decides Not To Opt Out Of Standardized TestingFlorida's Lee County school board has done an about face when it comes to state standardized testing. Last week, the county voted not to administer tests tied to the Common Core academic standards or any end-of-course exams.