Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is gearing up for the next round of a months-long battle with the state over flawed standardized student tests that will also determine school grades and measure teacher performance.
The controversy centers on the state’s Department of Education’s plan to use scores from the new state tests given this spring — the Florida Standards Assessment, which replaced the dreaded FCAT. But the new testing proved terribly shoddy. Technical glitches erupted across the state: Students couldn’t log in, computers froze, and testing had to be suspended.
“A mess,” said Mr. Carvalho, expecting less than pristine scores.