PARCC http://blog.wlrn.org en Three Education Questions For Senate President Don Gaetz http://blog.wlrn.org/post/three-education-questions-senate-president-don-gaetz <p></p><p>Florida’s move toward <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/" target="_blank">Common Core standards in schools</a> is sure to be discussed during the upcoming legislative session.</p><p>Lawmakers will also consider allowing <a href="https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/0428" target="_blank">undocumented college students to pay cheaper, in-state tuition</a>. Plus, state universities that improve their graduation rates may be able to boost their funding.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:59:48 +0000 Gina Jordan 28018 at http://blog.wlrn.org Three Education Questions For Senate President Don Gaetz Gov. Scott's Education Summit Participants Objected To Scott Targeting PARCC http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scotts-education-summit-participants-objected-scott-targeting-parcc <div id="attachment_16755" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 239px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Gov. Rick Scott has asked that Florida give up its duties managing PARCC's money." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/02/GovScott.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-full wp-image-16755" alt="Gov. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:42:55 +0000 John O'Connor 21094 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott Wants Another State To Manage PARCC's Money http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-wants-another-state-manage-parccs-money Florida is backing out of its role as a leader on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment.<p><div id="attachment_20197" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Gov. Rick Scott wants Florida to sever financial ties with the PARCC assessment" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/no-thanks-to-financial-responsibility.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20197" alt="Gov. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:47:59 +0000 21087 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott Wants Another State To Manage PARCC's Money Gov. Scott Moves Toward Pulling Out Of Test Partnership http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-moves-toward-pulling-out-test-partnership <p>Florida appears ready to exit a multistate effort to develop new tests to measure student learning, abandoning the initiative amid conservative activists' concerns that it represents federal overreach into the state's education system.</p><p>Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Monday ordering the state to end its role in helping handle the financial affairs of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:12:01 +0000 Brandon Larrabee 21059 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott Moves Toward Pulling Out Of Test Partnership How Much New Common Core Tests Could Cost — And, Maybe, Save — Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-much-new-common-core-tests-could-cost-and-maybe-save-florida <div id="attachment_18026" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers are concerned about the cost of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/04/4-16-MoneyRoll.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-18026" alt="Gov. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:39:39 +0000 20917 at http://blog.wlrn.org PARCC Multi-State Test Still An Option For Many At Education Summit http://blog.wlrn.org/post/parcc-multi-state-test-still-option-many-education-summit <div id="attachment_19997" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Florida's relationship with PARCC is still up in the air." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/08/8-28-ItsComplicated.png" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-19997" alt="Florida's relationship with PARCC is still up in the air." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/08/8-28-ItsComplicated-300x140.png" width="300" height="140" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">singleblackmale.org<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Florida&#39;s relationship with PARCC is Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:23:45 +0000 19801 at http://blog.wlrn.org PARCC Multi-State Test Still An Option For Many At Education Summit Why School Grades In Florida Are Full Of Controversy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-school-grades-florida-are-full-controversy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An "A" was always the gold standard.&nbsp; Every student knows that the better the grade, the greater the reward, whether the reward is a gold star, a trophy or a scholarship.</span></p><p>It’s no different for schools.&nbsp; Since 1999, Florida schools have worked to measure student learning gains and to objectively measure teacher and school performance.&nbsp; An "A" school brings recognition, prestige and financial gain.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:24:18 +0000 Neyda Borges 18251 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why School Grades In Florida Are Full Of Controversy Explaining Florida's Choices For Its Next Standardized Test http://blog.wlrn.org/post/explaining-floridas-choices-its-next-standardized-test In the next few weeks, the man in charge of kindergarten through twelfth grade education in Florida has to answer a multiple choice question: Which standardized test should the state pick to replace the FCAT?<p>The new test is part of Florida’s move to <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/common-core/">new, tougher education standards known as Common Core</a>. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:30:10 +0000 John O'Connor 17440 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Students Will Spend At Least Eight Hours A Year Taking New Standardized Test http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-students-will-spend-least-eight-hours-year-taking-new-standardized-test Third grade students will spend at least eight hours a year taking Florida&#8217;s next standardized test, with high school juniors will spend nearly 10 hours to complete the new online standardized test.<p>A Florida 8th grader &#8212; <a href="http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/pdf/2012-13FactSheet20.pdf">taking the FCAT reading, math, science and writing tests</a> &#8212; will spend 8 and 20 minutes on testing this year. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:11:05 +0000 editor 10487 at http://blog.wlrn.org