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The Breaking Republican Senate Coalition on Testing

Nobody really knew that Tampa republican senator Tom Lee felt as he did on Florida’s high-stakes testing regime until yesterday when he took to the senate floors made these comments during debate on SB 616: Senator Lee: We’ve gotten an … Continue reading

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Selective Data and Outrage from the Bush Foundation Discredited By Those “Devious Plans to Undermine Class-Size Amendment”

Writing for Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mike Thomas bemoans Florida’s class size amendment as a “$30 billion mistake.” What sounded good on a ballot turned chaotic when implemented to the letter of the law. We now have … Continue reading

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FairTest: Flat SAT Scores Show Test Focus Does Not Boost College Readiness

In a 6pm press release from FairTest:  SAT scores for the nation’s high school seniors continue to stagnate according to data being released on Tuesday by the test’s sponsor, the College Board. Overall SAT averages have dropped by 21 points … Continue reading

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Gutting of Florida’s Bright Futures Hurts Minority Students; A Sop to Testing Industry

Fresh off the story that Florida will have to pay Utah $5.4 million for piloting the state’s new tests comes news that Florida’s tremendously successful Bright Futures scholarship program will be gutted $126 million by 2017. Scott Travis provides this … Continue reading

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John Legg Urges Tony Bennett to Take Swift Action on SAT and ACT Concordant Scores

Good for John Legg. And good reporting by the  Tampa Bay Times Jeff Solochek: News that the Florida Department of Education has yet to set concordant scores between the FCAT 2.0 and the SAT and ACT for current high school juniors … Continue reading

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Why Hasn’t FLDOE Established New ACT and SAT Cut Scores?

This is a troubling story from Jeff Solocheck of the Tampa Bay Times: WESLEY CHAPEL — Alan Sourk thought his son had finally passed his exit-level high school reading test. The Wiregrass Ranch High School junior scored a 20 on the … Continue reading

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Is Testing Inhibiting the Development of Creativity in Children?

Reseachers have evidence which leads them to believes so: It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be. But researchers say they are finding exactly … Continue reading

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