MUST READ: Florida's testing mania is out of control — 62 tests in a year? The state pays $250 million+ to Pearson, & incurs additional costs at the school level to proctor, grade, and safeguard the tests — all money stolen from instruction and genuine learning experiences. Look to former governor Jeb Bush's lobbying group, "EdExcellence," and the GOP-dominated legislature and Michelle Rhee-embracing current governor for greenlighting "data-driven" (test-driven) instruction.
How standardized tests are affecting public schools
A new white paper from the Central Florida School Board Coalition details how Florida’s standardized testing program — seen as a model by other states — is harming public schools and negatively impacting student learning.