For years, Florida middle and high school students who did poorly on state math and reading tests had to take remedial classes in those subjects the next academic year. It was a law that frustrated many teenagers, educators and parents. Now, it’s gone.
The testing law Gov. Rick Scott signed last month (HB 7069) got attention mostly because it eliminated some exams. But it also ended the requirement for automatic “intensive” reading or math classes for students who scored below “satisfactory” on the tests, or less than a 3 on the 5-level exams.
The Florida Department of Education in a memo today outlined the change for school superintendents.