Wow… What a Timeline – 2012 Spring in Florida Education – High Stakes Testing Resolution … Stay Tuned.

Scathing Purple Musings

Consider this timeline of events.

January 20: Florida Governor Rick Scott directs Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson to rank Florida’s school districts by FCAT scores

February 2: Texas’ long-time, pro-accountabilty education commissioner Robert Scott says testing has become a “perversion” of its intent and triggered 360 Texas districts to join a National Resolution on High Stakes Testing

February 23: Robinson defends changes to Florida’s school grade system.

April 24: National Resolution on High Stakes Testing unveiled.

April 24: Robinson tells Tampa Bay Times that National Resolution on High Stake Testing won’t go far in Florida

April 25: Palm Beach School Board votes to endorse National Resolution on High Stakes Testing

April 28: Florida superintendents from Orange and Seminole counties say the state’s test-based accountability system will fail.

May 8: St. Lucie School Board votes to endorse National Resolution on High Stakes Testing

May 14: The Florida Department of Education releases state FCAT writing scores. Additional “rigor” via…

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