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Senator wants a time-out on statewide tests

Sen. Bill Montford says Florida should put statewide student testing and school grading on hold. Photo Credit: The Florida Senate

A top lawmaker wants to call a time-out on statewide testing of Florida’s students and grading of public schools.

“We’ve got teachers whose lives and students whose lives are impacted by an assessment system which is not accurate,” said Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriation Education Committee. “We’ve got to stop, stop and see where we are.”

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