Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Florida Governor Calls for End Annual Spring Testing in Florida Schools

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced the state is changing the way students are tested each year for academic understanding, putting an end to Common Core. “Florida’s education focus should be students’ growth and how we restore the conversation between parents and teachers in support of students’ growth,” said DeSantis. In a press conference, DeSantis announced legislation will be drafted to end Florida’s Standard Assessment (FSA) tests at the end of the 2021 school year and replace them with a progress monitoring system called Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T), which aims to foster individual growth, according to the governor’s office. Under the old FSA, every Spring, Florida students are tested for hours at a time to obtain data that teachers, parents, and students analyze to see if progress, in terms of curriculum standards set by the state, are being met and examine students’ higher order thinking … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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