Go Higher gets go ahead
While we were all distracted yesterday by whether evolution is a fact, the state Board of Education took up a long list of other hefty issues, including one that doesn't get enough attention from the media: How to better prepare Florida high school students for college and the work world.
The board unanimously approved a set of five recommendations from the Go Higher Florida! Task Force, including one that calls for creation of a work group to "make recommendations for redesign of Florida's testing framework." Yep, that means looking at the FCAT, and end-of-course exams, and other tests - all in an attempt to figure out better ways of measuring whether Florida kids are learning what they should to be successful after high school. Click here to read the recommendations, but put on your wonk-vision glasses first ...
- Ron Matus, state education reporter