500 people listened in on the FL BOE conference call held to address botched FCAT standardized test questions & scoring. How much is the state of Florida spending on these poorly-written high-stakes tests that are being used to fail students, fire teachers, and close schools? Even a penny paid to Pearson seems too much.
FCAT fiasco points up failures at the top – Tampa Bay Times
The Florida Board of Education was in crisis mode Tuesday, holding an emergency meeting by telephone to change on the fly the illogical scoring of this year's FCAT writing test.