One week after clearing two education panels, the full state House got its first glimpse at a proposal to reduce the number of tests Florida public school students take each year.
House Bill 7069 appears to have broad support, clearing both House education panels unanimously last week. On Tuesday, House members were given a chance to hear what the measure would do and ask questions about the proposal. The House is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday.
The measure, similar to one passed by the Senate education pre-K-12 committee on March 4, eliminates the statewide 11th grade English Language Arts assessment; prohibits districts from giving final exams in courses where statewide standardized exams already exist; and changes how much weight student performances are given in teach evaluations.