Guess where Florida is testing its new tests?
When Florida dropped out of the consortium of states that are using the Common Core standards, it created it’s own standards known as the Florida Standards. In order to test students for these standards, officials are doing away with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT.
The company that Florida hired to come up with the new test is not following the tradition of field testing the test in the state it was designed for. They are testing the Florida test in Utah. The demographics of the two states are no where near being similar. This begs the question, why would the new Florida Assessment Test be tested anywhere other than Florida? For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below: