October 26, 2021

Florida Gov. wants review of tests and standards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is calling for an investigation of Florida’s standardized testing and the creation of an independent committee to review the state’s contentious school standards.

It’s the second time in the past year that Scott has responded to criticism surrounding standards that are based primarily on Common Core.

Earlier this year, Florida changed its textbook review process and banned districts from collecting biometric data in response to Common Core critics. But unlike other states, Florida has not abandoned the standards entirely.

Scott will announce the policies on Monday when he rolls out his education platform for his re-election campaign.

One of the proposals is to direct Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to do a thorough investigation of how standardized testing is used.

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