Palm Beach County Goes Test Berserk: Planning 400 New Tests

From Diane Ravitch’s blog

The testing madness in Florida has finally gone over the edge into full-blown lunacy. End-of-course exams will be given to every student in every grade and in every subject, including kindergartens.

“The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida’s controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law, which requires student test data to be used in public school teachers’ evaluations.

“The abundance of new tests – about 400 must be introduced in the Palm Beach County school district – has rankled many educators and parents.

“It appears the primary purpose is more about teacher evaluation than what’s in the best interest of students,” Superintendent Wayne Gent said. Read more>>