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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Florida Makes Passing State Writing Test Easier


“The Florida Board of Education voted unanimously to lower the passing grade for a state writing test after complaints from educators that the state pushed through tests with inadequate time for teachers and students to prepare, the News-Press out of Fort Myers, Fla., reports. The educators blamed the situation for causing low test scores, the news organization reports. Educators have also complained that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, administered to fourth-, eighth and 10th-grade students, counts punctuation and spelling but had not done so before, according to the News-Press.” (USA Today)

We’ve come to expect this.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Failure of American Public Education” by John Hood