The push to overhaul Florida’s testing system is regaining momentum with a proposal to replace the new Florida Standards Assessments with tried and true national exams.
Seminole County school district leaders, who launched the effort this summer, suggest the national tests would be less time-consuming and easier to implement. The FSAs can take up to 20 days to administer, while the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, a well-known nationally standardized test, takes five days or fewer.
The message out of Seminole is resonating across the state.
Lake and Manatee county school boards have endorsed the idea, and others are considering joining the movement.