The Florida Tests Which Will Remain After The Switch To Common Standards
The final bell begins tolling today for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Florida schools are scheduled to complete the switch to new K-12 math and language arts standards based on Common Core this fall. New standards will require a new test.
So Florida is switching to math and language arts exams produced by the American Institutes for Research.
FCAT is going away — with one exception. Fifth and eighth grade students will still take the FCAT science exam. Florida State University physics professor Paul Cottle noted the exam will stagger on:
.@StateImpactFL Not correct. The Science FCAT at grades 5 and 8 will continue on, zombie-like.
— Paul Cottle (@PaulCottlePhys) April 14, 2014
A handful of current end-of-course exams will also still be produced by Florida. Those include the seventh grade Civics exam, Biology 1 and U.S. History.
Our chart below shows which Florida tests will stay and which ones will go when Florida makes the switch in early 2015.
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