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  • Tests for disabled students may change

    Tests for disabled students may change
    Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense. A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat. A 9-year-old...
  • More scores for FCAT, end-of-course exams released | Search local results

    More scores for FCAT, end-of-course exams released | Search local results
    The state Department of Education on Friday released the rest of the FCAT scores along with end-of course assessments. The scores for FCATs in Broward and Palm Beach counties were mixed, showing slight improvements in some areas and drops in others....
  • Superintendents fear A-to-F grades will drop, ask State Board to make changes to formula

    Florida's school superintendents are worried that despite better scores on some state tests, public schools will see their annual A-to-F grades fall in 2013. They want the State Board of Education to "mitigate" that predicated fallout by altering the...
  • More FCAT scores, plus results from end-of-course exams expected this week

    FCAT and end-of-course exam scores are expected by the end of this week, a massive data dump that will give us results from reading, math and science FCAT and exams in algebra, biology, geometry and U.S. history. For students, they most-important...
  • Summer reading camps and, possibly, more tests on tap for 3rd graders who struggled on FCAT

    Summer reading camps and, possibly, more tests on tap for 3rd graders who struggled on FCAT
    Third graders who got bad news about FCAT reading scores Friday will soon be offered a chance to attend a summer "reading camp." Florida's school districts must offer these reading-focused summer schools to students who failed the third-grade FCAT...
  • FCAT scores stay flat for third-graders, rise in writing for fourth grade

    FCAT scores stay flat for third-graders, rise in writing for fourth grade
    More than half of the third graders in Broward and Palm Beach counties are performing at or above grade level in math and reading, according to FCAT results released today by the Florida Department of Education. But this year, these scores might not...
  • Gov. Scott touts better FCAT writing scores and (again) pushes raises for teachers

    No one can accuse Gov. Rick Scott of failing to stay on message. In January, he announced he wanted money in the budget for teacher raises. And ever since, he seems not to have missed a single a chance to plug them. To that point, this morning his...
  • Broward County upping the ante with innovative programs

    With more than 50 high schools in Broward County, many are upping their standards to ensure students' success in college with programs never before offered in South Florida. In agreement with FIU, The Piper, Coral Springs and Plantation Consortium...
  • State board members criticize errors in teacher evaluation data

     
    State Board of Education members, meeting this morning in Tampa, said data errors in Florida's teacher evaluation report — even if relatively minor — make the state look incompetent and make the public less confident in the information. ...
  • Scott says voucher students should have same testing as in public schools

     
    TALLAHASSEE –  During his gaggle with reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott made a statement that potentially puts him out of sync with Florida's prominent school-choice backers in the Legislature and private sector. Scott was...
  • Palm Beach school board backs new anti-testing resolution, agrees there is an “over-reliance” on standardized tests

     
    The Palm Beach County School Board has joined a new, national push to scale back standardized testing. The board voted today today to join the national group, which is urging a “time out from testing” and for states and the federal...
  • FCAT Rock video adds to frenzy?

     
    While Seminole schools Superintendent Bill Vogel is preaching that the FCAT season is out of control, some of his schools may have not gotten the message. Keeth Elementary, for example, this year produced a rock video of kids dancing around the school...