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Worrisome Study in Hand, Lawmakers Question Tying Teacher Salaries to Test Scores

| September 20, 2015

The study supported the use of the Florida Standards Assessment for school grades and teacher evaluations but said that “the FSA scores for some students will be suspect” because of the computer glitches.

Common Core Here to Stay Despite Heckles by Conservatives, But Testing Questions Remain

| July 24, 2013

The decision by legislative leaders to call for Florida to withdraw from a group of states preparing new tests for student learning has set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s involvement in the “common core” standards project. And it causes complications for Florida education officials, many of whom support common core.

Florida Moves Past No Child Left Behind, But Not Past High-Stakes Testing

| February 29, 2012

Breaking from from federal No Child Left Behind strictures, Florida can now use its own school accountability system, its A-through-F school grades, to rate the state’s public education system. But the waiver comes with strings attached.

Maintaining Low A, Flagler School District Is 29th in New Florida Ranking; St. Johns Is 1st

| January 23, 2012

The new rankings by the state Department of Education are a first step in what will lead to school-by-school rankings in the near future. But those rankings are entirely based on FCAT scores, limiting their validity.

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