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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