Has Florida’s education model turned into a runaway FCAT train?

The Tampa Bay Times – Cara Fitzpatrick and Jeffrey S. Solochek

“Florida has tested its students for decades, but since its inception 14 years ago the FCAT has evolved from a simple measure of student learning to an all-encompassing arbiter of student, teacher and school performance. The test factors into third grade promotion, high school graduation, class placement, teacher pay and evaluations, even whether a school stays open.” (more)

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