By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat – Gov. Rick Scott has announced plans to eliminate the much-criticized FCAT English and Math tests.
Positioning himself for his re-election in two years, Scott said a Common Score State Standards will replaced the hated old tests.
“Under these new standards, students will no longer just be asked to answer math questions like the FCAT did. Instead, they will be asked to write out an explanation of how they came up with their answer. This will give educators better information about how students are learning,” according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Note: The opinions expressed by Buddy Nevins are strictly his own. Nevins has been a South Florida journalist for over 40 years. His columns appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News and then the Sun-Sentinel. Nevins now writes for his own website, www.browardbeat.com.