Florida PTA Call to Action

The State Board of Education will be meeting this Wednesday, October 28th at 9 AM

in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport where they will be discussing the Florida Standards Assessment cut scores and school accountability.

Florida PTA is asking its membership for a “Call to Action”.

Please email Governor Scott and/or the State Board of Education members and urge them to issue a school grade of “I” (Incomplete) for the 2014-2015 school year.  
Florida PTA stands with the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition, and the Florida School Board Association, who have asked the Florida Department of Education, Governor, and the State Board of Education to suspend the use of the results for the 2014-2015 school year and have called into question the validity of the Florida Standards Assessment and Florida’s current accountability system.
The Alpine Testing Company, in their report to the Department of Education, acknowledged school wide issues with the administration of the Florida Standards Assessment and advised that any user of the aggregated test scores strongly consider this possibility and to continue to evaluate the validity of the level of impact.
We do not have all the data needed to generate a school grade. Due to the Department of Education’s refusal to create a baseline year for the Florida Standards Assessment, we are missing learning gains which is an essential component needed to determine school grades.
Once again, please email the Governor and/or State Board of Education and ask that they issue a grade of “I” (Incomplete) for all Florida schools for the 2014-2015 School year.  Florida PTA will be attending the State Board of Education meeting and will be tweeting live; follow us @FLPTA_Leg.  You can find the State Board members and the agenda for the meeting herehttp://www.fldoe.org/policy/state-board-of-edu.
Thank you.


For more information contact Mindy Haas at president@floridapta.org or Angie Gallo, Legislative Chair at legislation@floridapta.org.

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