SARASOTA – Josh Mocherman, a nuclear science and chemistry teacher at Riverview High School, took the SAT 21 years ago.
He does not remember what he scored, but his performance on the test he took during his junior year of high school could affect his pay as a teacher next year.
The Florida Legislature this year approved another measure using test scores to reward teachers — but this time, the rewards will be based on the SAT and ACT scores teachers took as high schoolers.
The new Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarships could give teachers up to a $10,000 bonus if they scored at least a 26 out of 36 points on the ACT or at least a 1210 on the 1600-point SAT. They would also have to be rated as “highly effective” under the state’s new teacher evaluation guidelines.