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On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal that will eliminate the Common-Core based, end-of-year Florida Statewide Assessment (FSA) and create the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T) plan, which will monitor...
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These new standards are a result of the governor’s continued opposition to Common Core. At the start of last year, DeSantis issued an executive order “outlining a path for Florida to improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future.”
The proposed Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards are expected to be released in the coming days.
"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
DeSantis has been a breath of fresh air in Tallahassee with legislators praising his more open style than his predecessors--namely former Gov. Rick Scott--and it’s paid dividends.
This week, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran weighed in on the results of this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics assessments--and he is not exactly happy with the Sunshine State’s grades.
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