Earlier this week, Seminole schools superintendent Walt Griffin sent a series of testing recommendations to Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart, including the suggestion that the state scrap its Florida Standards Assessments for a nationally recognized test.
FSA administration this spring was plagued with problems, leading to a validity study that’s occurring now.
If nothing else, Griffin told the Orlando Sentinel, he wanted to start a conversation about next steps. On Friday, Stewart weighed in.
In a letter back to Griffin, the commissioner stated that Florida has unique standards and that a national test might not assess those benchmarks and expectations appropriately.