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Study: Controversial test that replaced FCAT is valid

Study: Controversial test that replaced FCAT is valid

The controversial high-stakes test that debuted last spring accurately measures a student's mastery of tough new educational standards, a report released Tuesday found, paving the way for its use in determining school grades and teacher performance. But the report also said the rollout of the Florida Standards Assessment was riddled with problems in "just about every aspect of the administration," and did not meet the "normal rigor and standardization" expected in high-stakes tests. Determining how many students were impacted by those problems is difficult to do, it added. The independent review of the test, which replaces the FCAT, was ordered by the Florida...

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