State picks test to replace FCAT

pam stewartThe Florida Department of Education (FDE) announced March 17 that a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams. The new test will be used starting with the 2014 – 2015 school year.

“The new assessment will measure each child’s progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input,” said Pam Stewart, FDE Commissioner. “This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think.”

“The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life,” said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand.

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