RTTT Assessment Program: What Florida is doing; what Florida missed out on
Twelve states – including Massachusetts, New York and Mississippi, have jointly proposed a breathtaking overhaul of high school with a request to the Race to the Top Assessment Program. The full proposal is available here, but the Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management prepared a nice illustration of what the “SCOBES” program would do. In short, the program would track students by using a European-style testing program. The program would include a specific track for students preparing for STEM majors in selective colleges and universities, as well as others for non-STEM majors in selective postsecondary institutions, and career and technical programs based both in the schools and at community colleges.
Florida chose not to join SCOBES, but is playing a leading role in PARCC, a consortium requesting $160 million to overhaul math and language arts assessment in grades 3-11. The Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management also prepared an illustration of the PARCC proposal.
It is frustrating that Florida has passed on SCOBES and is therefore doing nothing about science assessment.Explore posts in the same categories: Assessment, Florida Department of Education comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.