This week, Florida students will take part in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, known as the FCAT, a cornerstone of outcome-based education, strongly promoted by Florida GOP leaders since the late 1990s.
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Ceresta Smith, an educator with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami, spoke Saturday about opting out of K-12 standardized testing to a group of parents from the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Liberty City as part of National Opt Out Day.
Number of the day: 2 — number of states with lower overall ACT scores than Florida. Plus: five more important items!
The Florida Department of Education released 2011 Florida Assessment Comprehensive Test 2.0 math, science and reading scores for a variety of grades between 4 and 11 on Monday.
State Rep. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, on Monday filed a public school bill that strikes the use of FCAT as the most important student performance assessment tool beginning with 2015-2016 school year.
The Miami Heralds reports that some Florida public high schools have been able to improve their state-sanctioned grades by outsmarting the system.
A majority of Tampa Bay parents believe the FCAT is an unreliable way to assess student and school performance, according to a poll by the St. Petersburg Times and Bay News 9.
Among the results of the study,…
The Commissioner of Education agreed Monday to a third-party review of the recently released and much delayed FCAT scores after receiving a letter signed by five district superintendents, representing Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Duval, Broward and Leon counties and urging…