Floridians Weigh in as New Assessment Standards Take Shape

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Floridians Weigh in as New Assessment Standards Take Shape

Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 2012 - In September, the Florida Department of Education invited educators, business and community leaders, and higher education representatives to participate in establishing new achievement level standards as Florida moves forward with Biology I and Geometry End-of Course assessments, and the FCAT 2.0 Science assessment (grades 5 and 8). The panels met during the last two weeks in September to make recommendations on the cut scores that will define the new benchmarks for Florida's K-12 students.

The next step is a series of rule development workshops to get public input. The dates and locations of the workshops are below.

Date Time Location
October 15, 2012 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Jefferson High School Auditorium 4401 West Cypress St.
October 16, 2012 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines St.
Turlington Building, Room 1721
October 18, 2012 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Winona Webb Jordan Board Chambers
Fulton-Holland Education Center
3300 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach

For more information on the standard-setting process and to view the recommendations from educators and stakeholders, visit the department's standard-setting web page.


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