ST. PETERSBURG — Parents, teachers and public school officials are getting their first look at the new Florida Standards Assessment, and some are concerned with what they see.
The Florida Department of Education unveiled a new website this week containing practice tests, test summaries, testing policies and administrator information about the FSA, which replaces the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test next school year.
The site, www.fsassessments.org, also allows for public feedback on the test until Sept. 5, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said in a letter to school superintendents.
“I think it’s a very good thing they rolled this information out so parents have an opportunity ahead of time to see what’s going to be expected of their children knowledge-wise,” Pinellas County School Board member Rene Flowers said. “We’ve all been waiting to see what this test would look like.”