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Florida superintendents association looks past differences over FCAT scores



The Florida Association of District School Superintendents today reiterated its support of FCAT cut scores for ninth and tenth grade reading that would be lower than the recommendation by education commissioner Gerard Robinson.

Then it offered an olive branch.

"Even though Commissioner Robinson’s recommendation is higher than the cut score supported by Reactor Panel #1 on which I served; that disappointment is balanced with the encouragement experienced from such an inclusive and strategic process," FADSS President and Orange County Superintendent Ronald Blocker said in a release. "I have had the privilege of serving as a superintendent for 12 years, and we’ve rarely had meaningful involvement where superintendents felt that their opinions were being seriously considered."

The group concluded its release by offering its BOTTOM LINE: "With the increased rigor of FCAT 2.0 and increased cut score achievement standards across all grade levels, reinvesting in Florida’s public school students is crucial to Florida’s economic future."

[Last modified: Friday, December 9, 2011 4:11pm]


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