group of Florida school superintendents — including Orange County’s Barbara Jenkins — met with Gov. Rick Scott last week, asking for the elimination of some state-required tests and the freezing of school grades for two years.
The 10 superintendents pushed recommendations educators across the state have been suggesting for more than a year, mindful that this spring new state tests and new state demands for local tests would increase testing and lead to changes in how Florida grades public schools A-to-F.
But with the Florida Legislature’s 2015 session soon to begin, and with testing one of the top issues (see here, here and here, among others), the superintendents aimed to press their points home. And not too soon, as a Florida Senate education panel has testing on its agenda for its meeting later today.