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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  • by Bee Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 04:37 PM
    Amen to doing away with the FCAT!! What ever happened to general testing for the classroom work done by the children. Stop trying to pass the school and start focusing on getting our kids educated with the basics. The kids nowadays can't spell and read as they should because they are not being taught properly. All the teachers can teach is what's on the blessed FCAT test. Get a grip.
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