Florida Board of Education Passes 6 Year Achievement Plan
Published October 19th, 2012
GAINESVILLE-The Florida Board of Education passed a 6 year achievement goal for students taking the FCAT.
The policy is only a week old and already it’s received its fair share of criticism from parents and educators who feel the board of education is raising and uneven bar of standards.
Alachua County Educators Association's Karen McCann explains, “The criticism is that you link the color of someone’s skin to an expectation level.”
The measurement of achievement also known as FCAT in the state of Florida was waived in the state earlier this month.
The six year plan will still be based on FCAT reading and math scores.
School Board of Alachua County Spokesperson, Jackie Johnson says,“The FCAT has been a constantly moving target, they’ve changed the test they’ve changed the way they grade the test, they’ve changed the formula they use, they’ve changed the passing level on the test they. Really the FCAT has been constantly changing.”
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