Fla. Chooses New Test To Replace FCAT Next Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is picking a new test to replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test that has been a mainstay in the state’s schools for more than a decade.

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced Monday that the state is approving a six-year contract with not-for-profit American Institutes for Research to develop the test. The contract is worth an estimated $220 million.

The new test will be administered in the spring of 2015.

The test will be based largely on Common Core State Standards, although Florida officials tweaked the standards somewhat earlier this year.

But the decision to select American Institutes for Research means that the state will not be using the primary tests that other states that adopted Common Core plan to use.

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