Educators Look for Test to Replace FCAT
Published March 19th, 2014
Even while FCAT testing gets under way in North Central Florida schools, educators are looking ahead to a new test next year.
Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart announced, "American Institutes for Research" will provide the state's new standardized test.
The state education commission wants to branch off from national common core standards, making changes in mathematics and English, including an emphasis on handwriting.
Alachua County School Board members say they're concerned the new standards could become a political tool much like the FCAT was used to establish merit based pay.
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