Democrats Push to Strike FCAT

By: The News Service of Florida
By: The News Service of Florida

Florida Democrats are continuing to propose dumping the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test as their Republican counterparts continue to put more emphasis on standardized exams. Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, has filed HB 71, which would discontinue the FCAT and at the high school level, replace it with the High School Competency Test, which would require passage to graduate from high school. Rep. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, is proposing terminating the FCAT for students in grades 9 through 12, but requiring that students in 10th grade take the Pre-SAT or the ACT’s Explore and Plan exam. Bullard’s mother, Sen. Larcenia Bullard, D-Miami, has filed the Senate companion legislation to her son’s proposal.

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