Tag Archives: SB 1642

Why Voucher Expansion Really Died in the Florida Senate

The following is Bob Sikes’ Context Florida piece that was published on March 24. Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, explained away the withdrawal of his Senate version of voucher expansion with “there just wasn’t enough time to develop accountability provisions that … Continue reading

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Influential Miami-Dade Superintendent Finds Selection of New Florida Tests “Insufficient”

StateImpact reporter John O’Connor has this: Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the process by which Florida chose a new statewide exam was ‘insufficient’ and he questioned whether the test from the American Institutes for Research will be right for … Continue reading

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VAM Margin for Error Exceeds 50%; Meanwhile, Florida GOP Senate Wants to Give BOE More Control Over School Grades

The editors of the Bradenton Herald pointed out just how flawed that teacher Value Added Metrics (VAM)  based on test scores have proved to be: Florida’s teacher evaluation system bears too many flaws to be worthy of setting standards for performance … Continue reading

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