Florida Department of Education selects new state tests

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on March 17, 2014 

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has chosen the exams that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests.

Florida students will soon will be taking tests developed by the American Institutes for Research, Stewart announced Monday. The non-profit won the coveted state contract over testing giants Pearson and CTB-McGraw Hill.

"I am confident that this is the best choice for Florida’s students," Stewart wrote in a letter to superintendents. "This assessment will measure their progress and achievement on Florida Standards, which, along with high quality instruction, will give every student the opportunity to be college and career ready."

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