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Senate panel favors proposal to change how Florida uses school tests; The bill won bipartisan support, but also generated questions that members wanted answered before fully committing.

Mar 02, 2021 - Tampa Bay Times

An effort to spare Florida students, teachers and schools from the more punitive consequences of the state testing accountability system received bipartisan support from state senators on the first day of the 2021 legislative session.

But several members of the Senate Education Committee expressed reservations about the measure (SB 886), which is popular among many parent and educator groups. They said it might have the right intentions but could generate unintended consequences that need ...