FAIR Test Was “Unnecessary” For Students

Florida suspended a controversial exam, the FAIR test, as debate widens over school testing. Bob Schaeffer from The National Center for Fair and Open Testing joined us earlier on Your Wake Up Call to discuss. Schaeffer says the test was “unnecessary.”

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The FAIR test is not tied to high stakes educational decisions, such as promotion from third grade or high school graduation. Instead, it is used to measure progress.

The new Florida Standards Assessment will be used for those decisions, replacing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, also known as the FCAT. Students in grades 3-11 will take the FSA exams this school year.

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