Commissioner’s FSA cut score recommendations are final, spokeswoman says

If the Florida Board of Education wants to increase state test cut scores to reflect NAEP proficiency, state education commissioner Pam Stewart isn’t offering any cover. Stewart has no plans to alter her Florida Standards Assessments cut score recommendations, which she issued in September, a Department of Education spokeswoman told the Gradebook. Stewart conducted a thorough…

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Lawerence Feldman Receives The Champion of Education Farmworkers Award

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM DR. LAWRENCE FELDMAN The Mexican-American Council recently honored School Board Vice Chair Dr. Lawrence Feldman with The Champion of Education Farmworkers Award in recognition of his generosity, support and leadership in promoting education equality for farmworker children during the Farmworker Celebration Luncheon. The event celebrated at Rancho Victoria honored local and state…

Don’t ‘force fit’ Florida test cut scores to NAEP, superintendents urge State Board

The lines have been clearly drawn in Florida’s approach to setting the “cut” scores for the Florida Standards Assessments five achievement levels. Some State Board of Education members have called for connecting the scores to NAEP proficiency levels, a position forcefully promoted by state business interests and former Gov. Jeb Bush’s education foundation. Education Commissioner…