FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE
FLORIDIANS WEIGH IN AS NEW ASSESSMENT STANDARDS TAKE SHAPE
– Diverse groups of stakeholders and educators provide input to define new achievement levels –
Tallahassee, Fla., October 3, 2012 – In September, the Florida Department of Education invited educators, business and community leaders, and higher education representatives to participate in establishing new achievement level standards as Florida moves forward with Biology I and Geometry End-of Course assessments, and the FCAT 2.0 Science assessment (grades 5 and 8). The panels met during the last two weeks in September to make recommendations on the cut scores that will define the new benchmarks for Florida’s K-12 students.
For more information on the standard-setting process and to view the recommendations from educators and stakeholders, visit the department’s standard-setting web page.
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.