Florida Democrats Don't Want Students' Standardized Test Scores To Be Used Against ThemWith Florida students set to take state standardized tests in the coming months, Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation to prevent students’ test scores from counting against them.
Florida Lawmakers May Say Yes To More Recess, Fewer TestsA sweeping education bill that would mandate recess in elementary schools and reduce the number of standardized tests required in public schools has been approved by the Senate.
Florida Could Erase Part Of Public School Testing LawFlorida's legislature is taking aim at the state's high-stakes testing system.
Carvalho In DC For School Testing DiscussionMiami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is Washington DC where he's taking part in a policy discussion on school testing.
Lawmakers Question Study On New School TestLawmakers from both sides of the aisle have raised sharp questions about a study that Florida Department of Education officials say validated the state's controversial new standardized test for public-school students.
Technical Glitches Stall State Standardized TestingIt's another 'fail' for the state of Florida's new computer-based standardized tests.
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.
Miami-Dade & Broward Suspend New Assessment TestThis week the state is rolling out its new, much debated, Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests.
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.
Gov. Scott Calls For Scrutiny Of Standardized TestsGov. Rick Scott pledged Monday to review the number of tests being administered to Florida students and to take further steps to rein in the cost of college if he wins a second term in November.
Broward School Board Discusses De-Emphasizing FCATsStudents get worked up over them, parents dread them and teachers now have part of their merit pay based on their results according to a new law. They’re the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Tests.