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Politifact rates Robinson's claim on FCAT instructional time 'False'



Florida Department of Education commissioner Gerard Robinson on June 15 wrote, "The FCAT neither drives the curriculum nor narrows the educational experience of Florida students. These assessments average two to three per student per school year and account for less than 1 percent of the instructional time provided during the year. It is worth noting that local school boards require students to take many more assessments than those required by the state."

Our colleagues at Politifact Florida rate that claim "False." See the complete story here.

[Last modified: Monday, July 30, 2012 1:40pm]


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