Fla. school superintendents oppose FCAT proposal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state’s school superintendents are opposing Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson’s proposal to raise scores needed to pass Florida’s standardized test.

The Florida Association of District School Superintendents issued a statement Friday saying it supports higher minimum scores but not as high as Robinson has proposed. The superintendents, instead, endorsed minimums for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test recommended by two study panels.

Both panels were appointed by the Department of Education. They included superintendents, educators from public schools, colleges and universities, business people and the Florida PTA. The State Board of Education will decide on Dec. 19.

The superintendents said making the FCAT too hard to pass will have real-life implications in terms of students needing remediation and failing or passing the test on the first attempt.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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