Florida House passes bill to limit public school testing

Author: Associated Press
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The number of standardized tests given to public school students would be reduced under a bill passed by the Florida House.

The House passed the bill 115-0 on Wednesday. A similar measure is moving in the Senate.

Some Democrats complained the bill doesn’t make enough changes, but they still voted for the legislation. There have been problems with the rollout of the new test being given to students this year.

The House bill (HB 7069) eliminates the test given to 11th graders. Gov. Rick Scott suspended the test this year.

The legislation also prohibits final exams in classes where students take an end of course test. The bill also lets school districts move up the start of the school year to Aug. 10.

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