The Florida Coalition for Assessment Reform advises that it has replaced Bob Lange as its representative to the Department of Education's FCAT advisory panel. Lange, a retired UCF professor, had to bow out for personal reasons. So vocal FCAT critic Sherman Dorn, a USF education professor, will step in.
Dorn is well known not only locally, where he has participated in several education forums including Hillsborough's calendar committee, but also nationally through his education policy journal and his regular contributions to blogs including his own. His latest book, Accountability Frankenstein, details his views on how high-stakes testing and accountability don't necessarily have to be at odds.
The committee has not yet set its next meeting time. Expect Dorn to be a lively addition.