| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:49 AM
There have been the expected complaints. There surely will be more.
We're sympathetic, but the complaints are wrong. The reading ability of children is that important.
The state's new list of 300 lowest-performing schools includes 32 Broward County...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q. As a school principal, what do you spend most of your day doing?
The majority of my day is spent being a instructional leader. I spend time looking for ways to improve the teaching and learning at my school. I thoroughly enjoy meeting with...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked.
The 33 schools — on campuses...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools.
The 33 schools in Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties must extend...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Yazielis Perez didn't speak English when she started kindergarten. This past spring, she was the only Seminole County elementary student to get perfect scores on all three of the FCAT tests she took as a fourth-grader.
"It's amazing. I'm really proud of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Anthony Kravchenko, who just turned 11, is no stranger to high performance. As a fourth-grader, he got two perfect FCAT scores. This year, as a fifth-grader at Keene's Crossing Elementary, he got perfect scores on three FCAT tests -- science, reading...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Florida's elementary and middle schools are to get their 2014 A-to-F grades on Friday, the Florida Department of Education said.
These grades will be the last based mostly on student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Next year,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:28 AM
The sample questions for Florida's new standardized exam included an error on a fifth-grade math problem, which listed two correct answers but insisted one was incorrect. Though the error was quickly fixed, it prompted criticism -- and some mockery --from...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Florida students will take new Common Core tests in 2015, starting in March when the "writing component" of the new exam is given. These new tests -- now officially called Florida Standards Assessments, or FSA -- replace most of FCAT and are expected to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Lynne Rigby, a Seminole County mom who teaches online photography classes, typically uses her blog to showcase photos of her five children for friends and family to enjoy. Friday, she posted something very different, a blog entry titled "Why I am...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Most scores from the 2014 FCAT are to be released Friday morning. This is to include large batches of math, reading and science scores from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given this spring, the Florida Department of Education said.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Florida is to release its last batch of 2014 standardized tests on Monday, announcing scores for its end-of-course exams. For students, the most crucial is the algebra 1 exam, which they must pass to earn a high school diploma.
The Florida Department of...