By: Sharon Aron Baron
Governor Scott today issued an Executive Order to suspend the 11th grade Florida Standards Assessment for English language arts until the Florida Legislature has an opportunity to consider legislation to eliminate the mandate. The elimination of the test follows an investigation conducted by Commissioner Pam Stewart that recommended a reduction in the number of tests Florida students in public schools are required to take.
Last week Scott said, “As I have traveled the state, I have heard from parents and teachers that there are too many tests and I agree.”
Since students meet their English language arts graduation requirement upon completion of the 10th grade assessment, the 11th grade Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) for English language arts is no longer needed.
While the Governor and Legislature are working together on a comprehensive plan to address over-testing, the Executive Order is necessary to provide immediate relief to eleventh graders.
A copy of the Executive order can be seen here www.flgov.com
- Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.
- Crime & Safety2022.01.276 Inch Gas Line Rupture on Wiles Road Causing Closures
- News2022.01.25Florida Press Club Awards Talk Media for Online and Community News
- Events2022.01.25Free Concerts Are Back at ‘The Walk’ on Wednesday’s in Coral Springs
- News2022.01.17Celebrating 10 Years: Winner’s Name Drawn for $150 Gift Card Giveaway