State senators had a laundry list of questions for Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart last week.
They aren’t done yet.
On Tuesday, Sens. Don Gaetz, Bill Montford and John Legg sent Stewart six pages of follow-up questions.
“We appreciate your willingness to discuss these issues fully and candidly and to engage senators on a very specific level,” the Senate leaders wrote. “While our questions may be probing and detailed, our committees’ inquiries are inspired by an abiding commitment to accountability and a concern that thoughtful, effective, timely and valid implementation is the best way to ensure that Florida districts, schools, students, and educators are motivated and measured by the highest standards of performance.”
Among their questions: How much total time will students spend during the 2014-15 school year on state-required assessments? How much total funding will be expended (state and local dollars) on state-required assessments?