Polk officials react to proposal to end FSA

Codi Saxon

BARTOW — Local education officers are cautiously optimistic right after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal to end the Florida Requirements Assessment on Tuesday, declaring education and learning in Florida would instead focus on progress monitoring.  “It appears my activism, together with other individuals, has led to this as a feasible resolution to […]

BARTOW — Local education officers are cautiously optimistic right after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal to end the Florida Requirements Assessment on Tuesday, declaring education and learning in Florida would instead focus on progress monitoring. 

“It appears my activism, together with other individuals, has led to this as a feasible resolution to the exam and punish Florida design,” said School Board member and retired science teacher Sarah Fortney. “How data will be employed is the vital. If the aged design is outdated, what will be the alternative and will it be applied to guide instruction or to carry on to punish our personnel and college students?”  

DeSantis is proposing to change FSA with the Florida Assessment of Pupil Pondering (F.A.S.T) approach, which he says will “monitor scholar development and foster personal expansion. By making the F.A.S.T. Approach, Florida will turn out to be the to start with state in the nation to totally carry out progress monitoring instead of close-of-yr standardized testing, and thoroughly get rid of typical core,” a push release announcing the modifications mentioned Tuesday. 

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